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KENYA: Comedians hold mock U.S. elections in the town of Kisumu, home to Barack Obama's father's Luo community

A Kenyan comedy duo held a mock U.S. election on Tuesday (November 4) and excited youths queued to cast "votes" in a ballot box plastered with Barack Obama's picture . Dozens gathered at Chirombero market in the lakeside town of Kisumu to show their support for the democratic candidate, writing their 'choice' for president on pieces of paper. Comedian Milton Obote, in charge of the McCain box, said only a handful of people had "voted" for the Republican. "Many Kisumu people don't like McCain be...

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Category:Light / Amusing / Unusual / Quirky
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(BN08) KISUMU, KENYA (NOVEMBER 04, 2008) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE QUEUING FOR MOCK ELECTIONS AT A MARKET "JOHN MCCAIN" WRITTEN ON BALLOT BOX 'VOTERS' ON OBAMA QUEUE / MCCAIN QUEUE EMPTY COMEDIANS TAKING 'VOTES' PEOPLE CASTING MOCK VOTES FOR BARACK OBAMA COMEDIAN WATCHING QUEUES OF PEOPLE AT SCENE (SOUNDBITE) (English) MILTON OBOTE, COMEDIAN, SAYING: "McCain came to me in a dream yesternight and he told me to be his agent during this election, so I decided to be his agent, but it's like many Kisumu people don't like McCain because he didn't come to Kenya. Had he come to Kenya, we would have been voting for him by now." VARIOUS OF WOMAN 'VOTING' (SOUNDBITE) (English) LAWRENCE OYANGE, COMEDIAN, SAYING: "The turnout is great, the lines are overwhelming and the boxes are full, if I am not wrong. I am not going to leak any information until we do the final tallying and voting. It's going to be a free and fair election." MORE MOCK VOTING GENERAL VIEWS OF KISUMU STREETS...

(BN08) KISUMU, KENYA (NOVEMBER 04, 2008) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE QUEUING FOR MOCK ELECTIONS AT A MARKET "JOHN MCCAIN" WRITTEN ON BALLOT BOX 'VOTERS' ON OBAMA QUEUE / MCCAIN QUEUE EMPTY COMEDIANS TAKING 'VOTES' PEOPLE CASTING MOCK VOTES FOR BARACK OBAMA COMEDIAN WATCHING QUEUES OF PEOPLE AT SCENE (SOUNDBITE) (English) MILTON OBOTE, COMEDIAN, SAYING: "McCain came to me in a dream yesternight and he told me to be his agent during this election, so I decided to be his agent, but it's like many Kisumu people don't like McCain because he didn't come to Kenya. Had he come to Kenya, we would have been voting for him by now." VARIOUS OF WOMAN 'VOTING' (SOUNDBITE) (English) LAWRENCE OYANGE, COMEDIAN, SAYING: "The turnout is great, the lines are overwhelming and the boxes are full, if I am not wrong. I am not going to leak any information until we do the final tallying and voting. It's going to be a free and fair election." MORE MOCK VOTING GENERAL VIEWS OF KISUMU STREETS

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Restrictions: No preview currently available. Please contact ITN Source Sales staff. Footage contains newspapers or magazines - please refer to Terms & Conditions for more information. NEWSPAPERS ON DISPLAY / VARIOUS HEADLINES WITH OBAMA ON FRONT PAGE READING "OBAMA'S DEFINING MOMENT" AND "SPRINT TO THE FINISH" CARTOON IN NEWSPAPER WITH CAPTION "THE WORLD WANTS YOU TO ELECT BARACK OBAMA" MEN SEATED ON BENCH, READING NEWSPAPERS

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