Kenyans like Obama. Huh. Who’d have thunk it?

Move move over Ben Franklin?

Move move over Ben Franklin?

No surprise, U.S. President Barack Obama’s face is visible around Kenya given his ancestral connections here. Not everyone loves him, but in a country where it’s fashionable to have a picture of the current Kenyan president on the wall in your home or business, Obama’s visage is rather en vogue.

You’ll find him on bumper stickers, T-shirts, DVDs, and more, not unlike the United States post-election.

Above, from Kisumu, that’s a colorful matatu, a licensed minibus built to hold a tight 11 that typically fits 15, plus driver and call-guy. They’re pretty standard quasi-public transportation for Kenyans.

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One Response to “Kenyans like Obama. Huh. Who’d have thunk it?”

  1. Royal Says:
    September 29th, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    It’s all about the Obamas, baby.

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