My sister at home tells me that Kenyans at home are thouroughly celebrating Obama’s presidency. More than they have ever celebrated after a Kenyan election. For those of you who haven’t heard, Kenya’s president Mwai Kibaki declared November 6th to be a national holiday (Obama Day) in lieu of Obama’s victory. While I have been against this notion of claiming Obama as Kenyan, I do understand and sympathise with Kenyans who are so disillusioned with their own leaders and are thus hopeful in an Obama presidency.
Some food for thought though. Had Obama really been Kenyan and ran for presidency in Kenya during this past elections, I am pretty sure he too (with all his qualifications) would have been rigged out and Kibaki would still be our president today. So celebrate if you must, but I hope that come next elections we will be brave enough to overcome tribalism as the Americans have overcome racism and elect the better candidate.