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Newborn babes in Kisumu named “AirForceOne”

Obama’s trip to Kenya had some residents so thrilled they named their new babies after the president.

And at least two babies were named after the president’s airplane.

Born Friday, little AirForceOne Barack Obama was one of eight babies born in the city of Kisumu during the president’s recent visit.

Millicent Akinyi holds her new born baby girl, named 'Michelle' in honour of US First Lady Michelle Obama, at the Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi

Millicent Akinyi holds her new born baby girl, named ‘Michelle’ in honour of US First Lady Michelle Obama, at the Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi

Already there are numerous young Barack Obamas living in Kogelo, the president's ancestral village, but soon after Obama touched down on Friday night two mothers (not pictured) in the western city of Kisumu took the unusual decision to name their sons after the president's jet, Air Force One

‘I have decided to call my baby AirForceOne Barack Obama so that we can all remember Obama’s visit to Kenya because it is a huge blessing,’ Lucy Akinyi Okoth, one of the mothers, told AFP.

Another mother went short and sweet, naming her boy AirForce One.

‘I have been told that it is the best aeroplane because it carries a very powerful leader of America who is also a Kenyan,’ Lucy Atieno explained.

One baby was named after the Obama's eldest daughter Malia (left, in Italy this summer with sister Sasha) while another was named Malia Sasha after them both

 'I have been told that it is the best aeroplane because it carries a very powerful leader of America who is also a Kenyan,' mother Lucy Atieno explained

One was named Michelle, another was called Malia and a third was named Malia Sasha after both Obama girls.

‘I could not call my daughter any other name,’ said Wilkister Anyango, new mother to Malia Sasha.

Fulfilling the hopes of millions of Kenyans, Barack Obama returned to his father’s homeland Friday for the first time as U.S. president, a long sought visit by a country that considers him a local son.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

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