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Meet 5 Former World Presidents Whom You Didn't Know Had Luo Roots(Photos)

Kenya's fourth most populous ethnic group is the Luo. Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and the first East African lawyer, Argwings Kodhek, are both Luos.

You may not be aware of other world leaders who have Luo ancestors. The four world leaders are listed below.

Tito Okello

Okello, another Ugandan president, ruled the country from 1985 to 1986. This occurred shortly after his victory over tyrant Idi Amin Dada. This trailblazer belonged to the Luo Acholi tribe. He served in the military.

Barack Obama

Obama can trace his Luo ancestry back to his father, Kenyan Luo Barack Obama Senior. He later married Ann Dunham, a Kansas native, and had President Barack Obama with her.

Milton Obote

Obote belonged to the Luo-Lango faction. This social class rules the northern region of Uganda. In the Luo social class, his name is also significant. Apollo is said to have derived from the word Polo, which is significant given the importance of the sky to the Luo tribe.

Idi Amin Dada OumeeAfter successfully expelling Milton Obote, Amin took power in 1971, but Obote deposed him in 1979 to reclaim his seat. Idi Amin was born into the Kakwa family, a sub-faction of Uganda's Luo social class.

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