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NAIROBI - Suspected robbers have broken into the home of US presidential hopeful Barack Obama's grandmother in a Kenyan village.
"These are just people . who think that Obama has been sending me a lot of money," Sarah Obama, the Illinois senator's 85-year-old step-grandmother, said of the burglars.
Nothing was stolen during the raid early on Wednesday, but senior police commanders and local officials visited the modest homestead in Kogelo village to investigate.
Media reports said yesterdays the thieves tried to steal a solar panel from her roof, but failed. They also broke into a locked outbuilding but found nothing of value.
Police will intensify patrols in the area near Kisumu and said a dedicated unit to guard the family might be assigned.
"A local analysis will have to be done to ascertain the risk and recommend to the commissioner," Kenya's deputy police spokesman, Charles Owino, told the Daily Nation newspaper.
Obama was born in Hawaii to a white American mother and a Kenyan father, and he is idolised by many Kenyans as one of their own who has succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.
A survey this week showed 89percent of Kenyans were rooting for him, versus 3percent for his rival John McCain. - Reuters