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