November 05, 2008 MSNBC Kenyans took to the streets early Wednesday morning to celebrate Barack Obama's election to the White House as the nation's p
November 5, 2008

November 05, 2008 MSNBC

Kenyans took to the streets early Wednesday morning to celebrate Barack Obama's election to the White House as the nation's president declared a national holiday. In downtown Nairobi and in Kibera, one of Africa's largest slums, people dressed in suits on their way to work joined those who had stayed up all night watching the election returns to dance and chant Obama's name. Similar excited scenes took place in Kogelo, western Kenya, where many of Obama's Kenyan relatives had gathered at the home of his grandmother, Sarah Obama.

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