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Nyang'oma Kogelo
Nyang'oma Kogelo is located in Kenya
Nyang'oma Kogelo
Nyang'oma Kogelo
Location within Kenya
Coordinates: 0°0′38″S 34°20′44″E / 0.01056°S 34.34556°E / -0.01056; 34.34556Coordinates: 0°0′38″S 34°20′44″E / 0.01056°S 34.34556°E / -0.01056; 34.34556
Country Kenya
CountySiaya County
 • ChiefJames Ojwang' Obalo
4,227 ft (1,288 m)
 • Total3,648

Kogelo is a village on the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya. It is found in Kenya's Siaya County and is best known as the place of birth of former U.S. President Barack Obama's father.[1][2]

Obama Fame[change | change source]

In 2008 when Barack was running for President, Kogelo gained international attention as the place of his father's death.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. CNN, By David McKenzie and Lillian Leposo,. "Election rekindles memory of Kenyan village's love affair with President Obama - CNN". {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  2. "His father, Barack Hussein Obama, was born and raised in Kogelo in Kenya. - Goodbye Obama - Focus on Africa - BBC World Service". BBC.
  3. https://www.nation.co.ke/news/Kogelo-explodes-with-joy-as-Obama-returns/1056-4661982-11mpq6z/index.html | Kogelo explodes with joy as Obama returns to father’s village
  4. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/14/obama-ancestral-village-kogelo-kenya-hopes-visit-b/ Obama ancestral village of Kogelo, Kenya, hopes visit boosts economy - Washington Times