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Obama favoured in Kenyan village

2012-11-05 16:22

Kogelo - Here in President Barack Obama's ancestral village in Kenya, witch doctor John Dimo tossed some shells, bones and other items to determine who will win Tuesday's election.

After throwing the objects like so many dice outside his hut in Kogelo village, Dimo, who says he is 105 years old, points to a white shell and declares: "Obama is very far ahead and is definitely going to win."

It's not a surprising result in Kogelo, Obama's late father's hometown in western Kenya and where expectations of another Obama election victory were high on Monday.

Most Kenyans consider Obama, the son of a white mother from Kansas and a black father from Kenya, as one of their own. Barack Obama has five Kenyan half-brothers and a half-sister.

Comments
  • storm.trooper.125 - 2012-11-05 19:21

    WITCH DOCTOR!! MMM HE CANT EVEN HEAL HIS OWN LEG AND FOOT,,

      buzz.burger.5 - 2012-11-05 19:54

      yeah that leg looks like it might need some western medicine...

      alf.pop - 2012-11-06 08:29

      Since when do Kenyans vote in US presidential elections? The only interesting part of the story is that Obama might be related to our Zipper Zooma, with half - sisters and - brothers floating around all over the show!? Maybe Zipper and Obama should both undergo DNA testing?

      mshiniboys - 2012-11-07 11:01

      You can not cure old age...he is 105

  • mfumbayelangabi.silwane - 2012-11-06 09:09

    Witch Doctor ??? these people continue to insult us,our culture ,tradition and our way of doing things How can a witch be also a doctor.I wonder who the writer is and what ethnic grouping he/she is I hope it is not what I think.Some dis-respectful commentators are taking aim at Dr Dimo's leg, this learned man has celebrated 105 birth days I wonder if those who are being personal about his health at 105 will live to celebrate their 60th birthday.He has celebrated 105 years without western chemicals, but good food and natural plant based organic food/medicine.

      buzz.burger.5 - 2012-11-06 11:41

      oh snap! ja i must agree on that, no self respecting witch doctor would use a Blue Croc plakkie as part of his "throwing Bones" he must be a medical expert. you were right, i feel terrible...

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