Kenya bull fight: Obama trounces Romney
Published: November 3, 2012 10:44AM
Updated: November 3, 2012 10:44AM
A man holds a puppet representing the fighting bull he supports, at a bullfight in Khayega, Kakamega county, near Kisumu in western Kenya Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. The traditional bullfights go back generations and are a matter of pride and prestige for the bull-owners, taking place each weekend and featuring two highly-prized bulls from different villages fighting each other until one flees in defeat, after having been fed a secret herbal concoction during the preceding day which often includes marijuana, known locally as bhang. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

KHAYEGA, Kenya • If the U.S. presidential election were to be determined by a bull fight in Kenya then President Barack Obama would defeat Mitt Romney.

On Saturday villagers from western Kenya town of Khayega held a bull fighting contest between, a 900 pound (410 kilogram) black bull they named Obama and a black and white 1,000 pound (460kg) bull they named Mitt Romney. Both are cattle breeds indigenous to Kenya. Despite being lesser in size Obama was the overwhelming favorite having won six of his last fights and he did not disappoint. After close to half an-hour the bulls were separated and Obama was declared winner. Most Kenyans consider Obama, the son of a white mother from Kansas and a black father from Kenya, as one of their own.