Kenyan twins named after Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

BBC NEWS

Ms Owuor said she would never forget the day of the US elections.

A Kenyan mother has named her new-born twins after US President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Millicent Owuor, 20, gave birth to the twins in south-west Kenya on the day Mr Obama was re-elected.

A short distance from the hospital, at the Obama family’s ancestral village, people were celebrating his victory.

“I named the first twin Barack and the second one Mitt,” Ms Owuor is quoted by Reuters news agency as saying.

Ms Owuor posed for photographers on Wednesday at the Siaya District Hospital with her twin boys.

She said she had named her twins after the winning and losing US presidential candidates in order to remember the day of the vote, Kenya’s Standard newspaper reports.

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4 comments

  1. She should have named one Barrack and the other Obama. The other twin might be resentful that he was named after the loser whilst his brother was named after the winner. They may easily end up like Cain and Abel because of the names but I hope not!!

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  3. she should've named them caine and abel

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