- Two babies born Friday in the city of Kisumu were named after the president’s plane
- They were among eight babies born in the city who were given an Obama-related name, including three girls named after Michelle, Sasha and Malia
Obama’s trip to Kenya had some residents so thrilled they named their new babies after the president.
And at least two babies were named after the president’s airplane.
Born Friday, little AirForceOne Barack Obama was one of eight babies born in the city of Kisumu during the president’s recent visit.
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‘I have decided to call my baby AirForceOne Barack Obama so that we can all remember Obama’s visit to Kenya because it is a huge blessing,’ Lucy Akinyi Okoth, one of the mothers, told AFP.
Another mother went short and sweet, naming her boy AirForce One.
‘I have been told that it is the best aeroplane because it carries a very powerful leader of America who is also a Kenyan,’ Lucy Atieno explained.
In addition to the takes on the president’s (and his plane’s) name, three girls also got Obama-related names.
One was named Michelle , another was called Malia and a third was named Malia Sasha after both Obama girls.
‘I could not call my daughter any other name,’ said Wilkister Anyango, new mother to Malia Sasha.
Fulfilling the hopes of millions of Kenyans, Barack Obama returned to his father’s homeland Friday for the first time as U.S. president, a long sought visit by a country that considers him a local son.