Just like the biblical little village where Jesus was born from a small Benjamin tribe, Alego Kogelo hit the headline all over the world. That is the root of the American president in waiting Barack Obama.
Kogelo is a small village in Siya district in Nyanza province of Kenya. It is part of the big Alego. In Nyanza much has been said about Alego people and particularly Kogelo. If you ask any body coming from Nyanza, Alego was notorious for witchcraft and the area was nicknamed “Alego tat yien” ( Alego the roof of medicine”-literal interpretation). This name was given to Alego because of their wide knowledge in traditional medicine and charms. It was good and the medicine and charms were not used to harm others but to protect the innocent from evildoers.
Alego people including Kogelo are well educated and hold Key position in the Kenyan and worldwide society today, no wonder we have the Obama in USA. Alego has made a lot of history in Kenya and one more is soon coming as Barack Obama ascends to the highest seat in the world; the American presidency, on the 4th of November. As that will come to pass Kenya, Africa and the hitherto little known Kogelo village will get a place in the world map.
Barak Obama we all wish you well.