Ko­gello res­i­dents sad­dened by US poll out­come

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics General -

Res­i­dents of Ko­gello vil­lage, Si­aya county, are a sad lot af­ter Repub­li­can Don­ald Trump (pic­tured) trounced Demo­crat can­di­date Hil­lary Clin­ton in the US polls. The res­i­dents said the rapid de­vel­op­ment they achieved in eight years un­der Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s ten­ure would be hurt. Faith Owino spoke to the Star shortly af­ter Trump’s vic­tory speech. Clin­ton’s loss is a big blow to Ko­gello res­i­dents who en­joyed mas­sive de­vel­op­ment un­der Obama. Owino said women had an­tic­i­pated be­ing in­spired by Clin­ton for elec­tive po­si­tions per­ceived to be­long to men. Their dis­ap­point­ment comes barely two days af­ter Ko­gello res­i­dents con­ducted a mock elec­tion that de­picted Clin­ton as the 45th US Pres­i­dent. Those who were not keen on the im­pact of Trump’s vic­tory in Ko­gello urged Clin­ton to ac­cept the out­come of the elec­tions. Some Ko­gello res­i­dents have ac­cepted the re­sults. Owino said they sup­ported Clin­ton’s can­di­da­ture and her lead­er­ship would have led to the con­tin­u­ous trans­for­ma­tion of their lives. The res­i­dents urged Obama to use his con­nec­tions and per­son­ally trans­form his an­ces­tral home – Ko­gello. They said on his last trip to Kenya, Obama promised to en­gage Ko­gello res­i­dents di­rectly when he leaves of­fice.

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