And somewhere in that town is an 86 year old woman named Sarah, living in a modest house with a corrugated tin roof.
Many years ago, Sarah’s son went to the United States on a scholarship. He did well, and married a woman from Kansas. He later returned to Kenya where he became an economist for the Kenyan government.
That man, whose name is Barack Obama, had a son. And that son, named Barack Obama Jr., is running for President of the United States.
Barack Obama, Sr. died in a car accident in 1982, but his grandmother, still in that village, is "on pins and needles" about today’s results.
Pictured above: Sarah Hussein Obama, holding a photo of her and her grandson.
See also: A 2004 BBC article on the extended Obama family.