Mother of baby born during Obama’s Kenya visit names him “Air Force One Barack Obama”


Some Kenyan newborn babies have been named in honor of Obama’s visit to the country. Obama’s hometown in Kenya, Kogelo, already has numerous young Barack Obamas, but soon after the real Obama touched down on
Friday night 2 mothers in Kisumu took the unusual decision to name their sons after the president’s jet, Air Force One.

“I have decided to call my baby AirForceOne Barack Obama so that we can all remember Obama’s visit to Kenya because it is a huge blessing,” said Lucy Akinyi Okoth, one of the mothers. Another, Lucy Atieno, decided to simply call her boy Air Force One. “I have been told that it is the best aeroplane because it carries a very powerful leader of America who is also a Kenyan,” she said.

The two “Air Force Ones” were among 8 children born on Friday night at Kisumu Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Referral Hospital and named after Obama. 3 girls also each got an Obama-related name. One was named Michelle after the first lady, another was called Malia, after Obama’s eldest daughter, while a third was named Malia Sasha after the two Obama girls. So far there are no reports of children being named after Obama’s armored limousine, popularly known as “The Beast.”….. dt can only happen if Obama comes to Nigeria……

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