(BBC News) Kenya Thieves Target Obama's Granny

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    Kenyan police have stepped up security in the village of US presidential candidate Barack Obama's grandmother, after a break-in at her home.

    The police believe the thieves were trying to steal a solar panel from Sarah Hussein Obama's tin roof.

    Four people have been arrested and patrols increased around Alego-Kogello village, 60km (37 miles) from Kisumu.

    The Illinois senator is a local hero in his father's homeland, where a local beer has been named after him.

    Correspondents say bottles of Senator are now referred to as "Obama" in honour of the Democratic party presidential hopeful.

    Fear

    The robbery occurred on Wednesday night, when thieves broke down the kitchen door.

    "I only realised that something had gone wrong when I went to make breakfast in the morning. I did not hear anything in the night as it was raining,” Kenya's Daily Nation quotes Mrs Obama, 86, as saying.

    She said she now feared for her safety.

    "These are just people from around who think that Obama has been sending me a lot of money," she told the East African Standard paper.


    BBC NEWS | Africa | Kenya thieves target Obama granny
     
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    it seems to be common in kenya for the thieves to go after those who they think have money. they dont see it as bad because those people have plenty to spare.

    once someone broke into my shed and stole my bike, the bastard (i know who it was too, but had no proof so couldnt do anything about it)
     
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