Kenya Rejoices as Obama Wins

Barack Obama
Barack Obama


History appears to have been made in the USA as it appears that the son of a Kenyan (Barack Obama’s father was born in Kenya as a Luo) won the USA presidential race.

Here is what AP has reported:

WASHINGTON (Nov. 4) – Barack Obama was elected the nation’s first black president Tuesday night in a historic triumph that overcame racial barriers as old as America itself.

For the first time, one who does not appear to have been a descendant of any of the tribes of Israel has been elected to become the President of the United States.  Lest some make claims of racial prejudice here, I will simply state that I too, am primarily of Gentile heritage and agree with the apostles and the Bible that salvation is open to all of any ethnic background (Acts 10:34-38; 11:1; Romans 2:11-29; Revelation 7:9-10).  Because Barack Obama’s father was Luo and his mother at least part American Indian, I believe that Barack Obama is predominantly Gentile and not Israelite.

This election has been met with great rejoicing throughout many parts of the world, but in particular with those in Kenya:

Africans rev up to celebrate an Obama victory

KISUMU, Kenya (AP) — Africans stayed up at all-night parties or woke before dawn Wednesday, gathering around televisions and radios as Barack Obama took the lead in his election bid to become the first black U.S. president.

“I’m not tired even, though I have been watching the results through the night,” Josiah Otupa, 30, said early Wednesday in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. “Our man is in the lead but we are still praying hard.”

In Nairobi’s Kibera shantytown, one of the largest slums in Africa, hundreds gathered around a massive bonfire of burning tires. Residents joyfully held up Obama posters, blew whistles and waved American flags.

“We will be here until morning, and we will continue with celebrations…

Obama’s Kenyan relatives cheer win

KOGELO, Kenya (AP) — Barack Obama’s Kenyan family erupted in cheers Wednesday, singing “we are going to the White House,” as he became the first African-American elected president.

In the western village of Kogelo, where the Democratic candidate’s late father was born, police had tightened security to prevent hordes of media and others from entering the rural homestead of Obama’s step-grandmother, Sarah.

In early 2008, I found the following report (which could have been made up) of interest:

February 13, 2008

Prophet Of Barack Obama Warns Of Catastrophic US Destruction

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

Reports from the United States today are trumpeting the primary election victories of US Senator Barack Obama…

However, not to Senator Obama should these American people be looking for their greatest insight into this man, and their future, but rather their attention should be placed upon last centuries great Kenyan Prophet, Johanwa Owalo, the founder of Kenya’s Nomiya Luo Church, and who among the Kenya people of the Luo religion is believed to be a prophet similar to Jesus Christ and Muhammad, and who in 1912 made this horrific prophecy about the United States:

“So far have they [the United States] strayed into wickedness in those [future] times that their destruction has been sealed by my [father]. Their great cities will burn, their crops and cattle will suffer disease and death, their children will perish from diseases never seen upon this Earth, and I reveal to you the greatest [mystery] of all as I have been allowed to see that their [the United States] destruction will come about through the vengeful hands of one of our very own sons.” [1]

[1] “Visions of the Great Nyasaye, A Study of the Luo Religion in Kenya”, Order of Sorcha Faal, Sister Mary McCrea © 1915

© February 13, 2008 EU and US all rights reserved. ( viewed 4/17/08)

Now, I have searched the net (including amazon and Google print) and NOT been able to find the actual text (Visions of the Great Nyasaye) which is cited in the article above, hence it could all be made up.  However, perhaps I should mention that on November 4, 2008, I once again went to the Obama campaign’s “Fight the Smears” website and there was still no comment about this alleged Kenyan “prophecy”–hence they have seen no real reason to deny it–which, of course, does not prove nor disprove it.

I was, however, able to find some information on the Luo and their religion:

The Luo (also called Jaluo and Joluo) are an ethnic group in Kenya, eastern Uganda, and northern Tanzania. They are part of a larger group of ethnolinguistically related Luo peoples who inhabit an area including southern Sudan, northern and eastern Uganda, western Kenya, and northern Tanzania…

Notable Luos: Raila Odinga ·Barack Obama · Peter A. Odhiambo (Luo (Kenya and Tanzania), Wikipedia.  viewed 11/4/08).

Luo… Throughout the nineteenth century AD , the Luo migrated into the area they now occupy in Kenya. They left lower savanna grasslands for higher and cooler regions with reliable rainfall…

LOCATION According to the last national population census conducted in 1989, the Luo number over 3 million people, or about 13 percent of Kenya’s total population…

For example, the Nomiya Luo Church, which started in 1912, was the first independent church in Kenya. The founder of this church, Johanwa Owalo, is believed to be a prophet similar to Jesus Christ and Muhammad. Owalo later teamed up with a Catholic priest and began teaching a new theology that rejected both the Pope and the doctrine of the trinity (Luo. Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, 1999, article pages 1 & 3.;col1 viewed 11/04/08 )

Hence, there apparently is a Luo religion in Kenya, and there was one associated with it named Johanwa Owalo who made some prophecies.  And Barack Obama is considered, by Wikipedia at least, to be a Luo.

His first name, however, is Hebrew:

The meaning of the name Barak is Lightning, Spark

The origin of the name Barak is Hebrew (

His middle name is Arabic:

The meaning of the name Hussein is Handsome One

The origin of the name Hussein is Arabic (

His last name seems to mean “slightly bent”:

The meaning of the name Obama is Slightly Bent

The origin of the name Obama is African

Notes: From a rare Luo (Kenyan) name, meaning a baby born with bent arm or leg or possibly a breech birth. (

So Barack Hussein Obama’s last name is Luo Kenyan.  (If that last name originally came from Hebrew, then it has another meaning, please see End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something?)

Irrespective of possible Kenyan prophecies, Bible prophecy itself warns that if the descendants of Israel sinned and did not repent, the following would happen:

43 The alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower (Deuteronomy 28:43).

12 As for My people, children are their oppressors, And women rule over them. O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err, And destroy the way of your paths.” (Isaiah 3:12)

16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err, And those who are led by them are destroyed (Isaiah 9:16).

While I believe that Barack Obama is basically a sincere and well-meaning individual, I also believe that since he is a son of a non-Israelite that he will likely help fulfill those prophecies, at least to a degree (and I also felt that John McCain would fulfill the last two biblical prophecies above if he was elected, see Monday’s post titled US Election Tomorrow: Pray & Fast).

Today, however, I noticed that a non-COG preacher (Bill Keller) believes that Barack Obama may fulfill Muslim prophecy.  Specifically, the following one:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Apostle said, “The hour will not be established till the sun rises from the West; and when it rises (from the West) and the people see it, they all will believe. And that is (the time) when no good will it do to a soul to believe then.” (Prophetic Commentary on the Koran.  Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 160.) Encyclopedia of the Orient. viewed 11/4/08).

Why is it claimed that Barack Obama may fulfill that prophecy?

Notice his campaign symbol:

Barck Obama Campaign Symbol

Bill Keller claims that the above symbol represents the sun rising over the US flag, which he claims symbolizes the West.  Essentially Bill Keller seems to indicate that the election of Barack Obama will be a sign for Muslims to refer to as proof that the time of the end is now upon them.  While it is true that we are getting close to the end, how Muslims will feel about the son of a Kenyan becoming USA president, but who does not follow the Koran, is unclear to me at least (a follow-up news item of potentially related interest may be Obama in Islamic Prophecy?).

Presuming that he survives, President-elect Obama will lead a major nation that is in decline.  And this will likely mean that Barack Obama will fulfill one or more biblical prophecies–and possibly non-biblical ones as well.

We live in perilous times, but the Great Tribulation itself is not yet, nor can it begin before 2012 (and most likely 1-4 years later than that).  And whether Barack Obama will be in charge at the final destruction of the USA is not yet clear, but it is currently a distinct possibility.

Several articles of possibly related interest may include:

Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States Some claim that Barack Obama is the prophesied “son of Kenya”. Might Bible prophecy be fulfilled since he is to be the USA president?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Barack Obama Carries Hindu Monkey God Although there are some strange and false stories about Barack Obama, this one seems to be true.
Barack Obama is Not the Antichrist Some have suggested that he may be, but he cannot be.  Find out why.
Some Doctrines of Antichrist Are there any doctrines taught outside the Churches of God which can be considered as doctrines of antichrist? This article suggests at least three. It also provides information on 666 and the identity of “the false prophet”. Plus it shows that several Catholic writers seem to warn about an ecumenical antipope that will support heresy.
Do Certain Catholic Prophecies About Antichrist Warn Against Jesus? Will the final “Anti-Christ” be Jewish, insist on Saturday, be opposed to the trinity, and bring in the millennium? Catholic writings indicate this, but what does the Bible show?
Two Horned Beast of Revelation and 666 This article explains how the LCG views this, and compares this to Ellen White.  Neither John McCain nor Barack Obama are 666.
End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? There is a Mayan calendar prediction for change in 2012. 2012 changes were also centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans (the Hindus may have some predictions for the next decade as well). Do these Mayan/Hindu/Hopi prophecies have any value? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood? Can the great tribulation start before 2012?
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2009, 2010, or 2011? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?

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