Kenyan twins named Obama and Romney

Twins in Kenya born on US election day have been named Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

Owuor carries her newly born twin boys named after Obama (left) and Romney (right). Credit: REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Mother Millicent Awuor, 20, gave birth in a hospital near the President's father's rural village and named the older boy after the Democrat and the younger after the Republican challenger.

Obama is highly popular in the east African nation and had a beer named "president" in his honour after the 2008 election.

The name Barack means blessed while Obama was the given name of his great-grandfather.