Kenyan Robbers Raid Grandma Obama's Home

They fail to remove solar panel on house in African village
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Sep 11, 2008 4:20 AM CDT
Sarah Obama, 86, grandmother of Barack Obama, sits in the courtyard of a school named after her grandson in her home town of Kogelo, western Kenya, earlier this year.    (AP Photo/Riccardo Gangale)
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(Newser) – A band of thieves broke into the Kenyan home of Barack Obama's 85-year-old step grandmother yesterday, Reuters reports. "These are just people who think that Obama has been sending me a lot of money," said Sarah Obama. Nothing was stolen from the home in tiny Kogelo village. The burglars tried in vain to remove a rooftop solar panel and found nothing worth taking after they broke into a small outbuilding, police said.