Kenyan Twins Named Barack and Mitt

Thomas Mukoya/Reuters
Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

Twenty-year-old Millicent Owuor of southwest Kenya gave birth to twins the same day President Barack Obama won re-election in the race against Mitt Romney. To honor their historic birthday, Owuor told BBC News that she decided to name them after the winning and losing candidates (And, yes, the first baby got to be Barack):

Ms Owuor posed for photographers on Wednesday at the Siaya District Hospital with her twin boys.

She said she had named her twins after the winning and losing US presidential candidates in order to remember the day of the vote, Kenya's Standard newspaper reports.

Sarah Obama said she always had full faith her step-grandson would be re-elected

The US president's father was born in Kenya and his step-grandmother, Sarah Obama, still lives in the village of Kogelo.

The residents of Kogelo sang and danced after Mr Obama was declared the winner.

Read more at BBC News.

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