Malik Obama Announced He Will Run For Office In Kenya, Hoping For Change

Malik Obama, president Barack Obama’s older half-brother, announced he will run for governor in the Kenyan county of Siaya, Bloomberg reports. The elder Obama announced his candidacy as an independent in a rally on Sunday. “Siaya county is facing a lot of problems from poor infrastructure to poverty due to bad leadership,” Obama said, according to Bloomberg. “I will change this if elected.” Kenya is hoping to avoid a repeat of deadly post-election violence that broke out after a national vote in 2007. Fighting over the 2007 election results left hundreds of people dead and displaced hundreds of thousands across the country.

Malik said after winning who knows maybe run for office in Illinois.


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