Malik Obama, Barack Obama’s half brother, to run for governor of Kenyan county

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Malik Obama, a step brother to then Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama, talks with the aid of a bulhorn November 2, 2008 to villagers at Kogelo (TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Malik Obama, a step brother to then Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama, talks with the aid of a bulhorn November 2, 2008 to villagers at Kogelo (TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Another Obama is getting into electoral politics, and no, it’s not Michelle Obama.

Malik Obama, the African half brother of the U.S. president, is planning to run for governor of the Kenyan county of Siaya, reports Bloomberg News.

“Siaya county is facing a lot of problems from poor infrastructure to poverty due to bad leadership,” he said. “I will change this if elected.”

The 54-year-old will be running in a primary this coming March. This year’s elections mark the nation’s first since 2007.

According to the Huffington Post, “Fighting over the 2007 election results left hundreds of people dead and displaced hundreds of thousands across the country.”

Siaya reportedly has a population 842,000 and a poverty rate of 35.3 percent.