Obama’s granny’s home broken into in Kenya

SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images The home of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s 85-year-old step-grandmother was broken into early Wednesday. Nothing was stolen, but the suspected thieves attempted to steal a solar panel and broke into a small outbuilding that didn’t contain anything of value. “There are just people … who think that Obama has been ...

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The home of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's 85-year-old step-grandmother was broken into early Wednesday. Nothing was stolen, but the suspected thieves attempted to steal a solar panel and broke into a small outbuilding that didn't contain anything of value.

"There are just people … who think that Obama has been sending me a lot of money," said Sarah Obama, the candidate's grandmother.

SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images

The home of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s 85-year-old step-grandmother was broken into early Wednesday. Nothing was stolen, but the suspected thieves attempted to steal a solar panel and broke into a small outbuilding that didn’t contain anything of value.

“There are just people … who think that Obama has been sending me a lot of money,” said Sarah Obama, the candidate’s grandmother.

Local authorities near the Kenyan village where Sarah Obama’s home is located say they might assign a special unit to protect the family.

Meanwhile, a poll in Kenya this week showed that 89 percent supported Obama, while just 3 percent supported Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP
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