Kenyan Town Protests Obama Somali Photo : News & Views Kenyans are taking to the streets in support of Barack Obama.
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Kenyan Town Protests Obama Somali Photo

Since their native son — Barack Obama — has a shot at becoming president, Kenyans are watching our election process more closely than ever. (Obama's late father was from Kenya.)

CNN recently aired this take on it:

And now — in response to the photo flap involving a leaked picture of Obama dressed in traditional Somali garb — Kenyans are hitting the streets on Friday, demonstrating in support.

"The controversy made headlines in Kenya, where many people already support the Democratic front-runner in the way the Irish idolized U.S. President John F. Kennedy in the 1960s — as one of their own who succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. ... Wajir residents planned to demonstrate in the town after Friday prayers to show their support for Obama."

Reuters has the rest.