President Obama’s half brother ,Malik Obama lost an election in Western Kenya last week,news.com reports.
Malik Obama 54, who shares a father with United States President Barack Obama, won 2,792 votes some 140,000 behind the final winner in his bid to claim the seat for his home area in western Kenya.
Malik Obama wanted to be a governor of Kenya’s Siaya County .
Campaigning under the slogan “Obama here, Obama there”, Malik Obama had promised change that “included reducing poverty, building infrastructure, industrialising and bringing American chains such as McDonald’s to his neglected rural area.”
“He was not the winner but at least he competed,” said Benson Mughatsia, returning officer for Siaya county, where Obama’s ancestral home is located. “He was not last but he was still a long way off.”
Meanwhile, Barack Obama is facing a possible diplomatic headache in how to deal with Kenya’s new president elect Uhuru Kenyatta, who faces trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.On Monday ,through his lawyers ,Uhuru Kenyatta said that his ICC case can not stand without Fraancis Muthaura whose charges were dropped.