The election has triggered a new generation of Barack Obamas and one Mitt Romney, with parents in Kenya naming their newborns after the newly re-elected president and his defeated rival, Mitt Romney.
At the Nyanza Provincial General Hospital in Kisumu, western Kenya, Obama’s ancestral homeland, several mothers named their babies after the first African-American president and Romney, just hours after the official announcement that Obama had been re-elected.
Millicent Awuor, 20, named her newly born twins Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
“I gave birth to twins, and I decided to name them after Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. I named the first twin Barack and the second one Mitt just the way Obama and Romney performed in the US election,” said Awuor, a housewife.