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50% of African Americans don't want Barack Obama

if they live in Kenya. They fear an Obama Presidency would be badfor Mwai Kibaki – The President of Kenya.

It’s not over until it’s over


By JEFFREY GETTLEMANPublished: December 29, 2007NAIROBI, Kenya — The opposition appeared to be sweeping Kenya’s elections, according to preliminary results released on Friday, with a populist challenger poised to unseat the incumbent president and several high-profile ministers voted out of office.

Supporters cheered Raila Odinga on at a stadium in Kibera.With nearly half the vote counted late Friday night, the Kenyan election commission said Raila Odinga, a flamboyant politician and businessman campaigning as champion of the poor, held a sizable lead of 57 percent of the vote, compared with 39 percent for Mwai Kibaki, the incumbent president who is known for bolstering Kenya’s economy but favoring his own tribe.

Though there were some ideological issues separating the leading politicians, like strong central government versus federalism, tribe seemed to matter most. According to results broadcast on KTN, a Kenyan television station, Mr. Kibaki was winning 98 percent of the vote in the Kikuyu highlands, whereas Mr. Odinga had 90 percent of the vote in a predominantly Luo province in western Kenya.


Odinga lost this election and then his supporters started rioting.Obama and Odinga are both from the Luo tribe.