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Malik Obama, president Barack Obama’s older half-brother, announced he will run for governor in the Kenyan county of Siaya, Bloomberg reports.
The elder Obama announced his candidacy as an independent in a rally on Sunday.
“Siaya county is facing a lot of problems from poor infrastructure to poverty due to bad leadership,” Obama said, according to Bloomberg. “I will change this if elected.”
Kenyans will head to the polls on March 4 to elect a new president and parliament as well as regional representatives, France 24 explains.