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Mwai Kibaki

Mwai Kibaki of Kenya

The governement of kenya has declared a national holiday to celebrate the victory of Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America.

This capped a night of celebration as curious kenyans followed election results overnight as local TV station suspended regular programming schedules to relay the vote tallying process live. There is a palpable air of excitement all over the republice as kenyans look forward to the elections and the future of a man they consider one of their own. There were reports that a bull had been set apart for slaughter and celebration in the eventuality of an Obama win.

Obama's kenyan relatives sit outside their home in Kogelo Siaya

Obama's Relatives in Kenya entertain guests outside their home in Kogelo, Siaya

Dozens of local and international journalists have descended on Kogelo,Siaya where the father of the US president-elect Barack Obama was born and raised. In the nearby city of Kisumu, a group of youths held a mock parallel election, with six ballot boxes in different locations around the city. In the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, people chanted “Obama! Obama!” as the results were announced on television.

“He’s in!” said R N, 23, a business student who joined hundreds of others at the residence of the U.S. ambassador for an election party that began at 5 a.m. “I think this is awesome, and the whole world is backing him.”

I am calling tomorrow Obamaday – A day to …. havent figured that out yet.

it could be a day to

  1. Celebrate Obama’s victory
  2. Cheer those who are celebrating Obama’s victory
  3. Sleep
  4. movies, pizza and blogging
  5. Visiting friends
  6. Driving lesson 3 – number 2 is today
  7. planning my political options
  8. applying for an American visa
  9. reviewing Obama-tunities [Opportunities that will come out as a result of the Obama presidency]
  10. blacked out – after the office cocktails tonight