Kenyan mum names newborn twins Obama and Romney

The US 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 a general hospital in western Kenya, Barack’s ancestral homeland, several mothers were naming their babies after the US' first African-American president and Romney hours after official announcement that Obama had been re-elected.

Millicent Awuor, 20, named her newly born twins Barrack Obama and Mitt Romney, saying she named the first twin Barack and the second one Mitt just the way Obama and Romney performed in the US election.

Another mother, who named her baby after the US President said she wanted her newborn to grow up to have the same successful traits as Obama.

Obama has been elevated to rock star status in the east African nation which had named a beer, "president", after him during the last elections in 2008.

The name “Barack” means blessed while “Obama” was the given name of his great-grandfather that became his grandfather's surname.

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