Certain babies born during Obama’s short visit to his fatherland have been named in honour of the US President, his wife and even more puzzling, his presidential jet, AirForceOne.
A lady named Lucy Akinyi Okoth, one of the new mothers told AFP, “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,”
Another woman, Lucy Atieno, thought it best to name her boy AirForce One. She said, “I have been told that it is the best aeroplane because it carries a very powerful leader of America who is also a Kenyan,” she said.
Three girls were also christened with an Obama-related name. One was named Michelle after the first lady, another was called Malia, after the couple’s eldest daughter, while a third was named Malia Sasha after the two Obama girls.
“I could not call my daughter any other name,” said Wilkister Anyango, who took both Obama’s daughters’ names for her child.
It appears no parent yet has gone as far as naming their newborn after Obama’s armoured limousine, popularly known as “The Beast”.