Kenya

Obama's Half-Brother to Run for Office in Kenya

Running for governor of County of Siaya

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Malik Obama, president Barack Obama's older half-brother, announced he will run for governor in the Kenyan county of Siaya, Bloomberg reports.

The elder Obama announced his candidacy as an independent in a rally on Sunday.

"Siaya county is facing a lot of problems from poor infrastructure to poverty due to bad leadership," Obama said, according to Bloomberg. "I will change this if elected."