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Obama village now a national heritage

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Mnairobi, Mar 13, 2009.

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    Mnairobi JF-Expert Member

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    Kenya declares Kogelo a national heritage
    BY BERNARD MOMANYI and AFP
    Update 2 hours and 21 minutes ago

    KISUMU, Kenya, March 13 - Kenya on Friday officially listed the village of US President Barack Obama's family as a protected national heritage site in a bid to boost tourism.

    An official gazette notice said the Minister of state for National Heritage and Culture had declared Nyangoma-Kogelo village a "protected area".

    "All that area known as East Alego Nyangoma Kogelo parcel No. 364 measuring approximately 3.6 hectares, situated in Siaya District.. will be a protected area within the meaning of the Act," the gazette notice said.

    The modest village near the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya was put on the world map by Mr Obama's accession to the White House, attracting thousands of tourists despite the lack of infrastructure.

    "Any objection to the declaration shall be lodged with the Minister within two months from the publication of this notice," the gazette notice said.

    With swelling numbers of local and foreign tourists wanting to catch a glimpse of the homestead where Obama's father was born and step-grandmother still lives, Kenya's ailing tourism industry sees Kogelo as a golden opportunity.

    "It basically means that the village is now a national issue in terms of historical and cultural acclaim and its profile as a tourism site is national and international," Jane Otieno, a tourism operator in western Kenya said

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    Hii poa na nzuri!

    Hata sisi Watz tunapenda kuja Kisumu kujua Ancestral land ya Obama!
     
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    Ubungoubungo JF-Expert Member

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    niende kisumu kufanya nini? hahaha, hivi wewe mbona unampaka mwenzio mfuta kwa mgongo wa chupa?
     
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    Duh imekaa poa hii kitu na wataingiza pesa za kigeni hapo. Hawa watu wanatumia nafasi vizuri.
     
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    Mnairobi JF-Expert Member

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    Wacha wivu wewe
     
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    Nkamangi JF-Expert Member

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    Why so much fuss for Obama? what about the Kenyattas , the Kimathis etc?
     
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    Politics of profit maximization in the name of tourism, teh!Jamaa wanajua kucheza na opportunities!Wabongo ufisadi ndo hautuachii!!
     
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    Cynic JF-Expert Member

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    Ni jambo jema tu. Nasikia kinachofuatia ni runway inayoweza kutua airforce one huko kijijini kongelo.

    Obama ameiinua East Africa - siku hizi walau Wanigeria na Waghana wanatuheshimu.
     
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