Uncle: Robbers target Obama's family in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Suspected thieves have tried to break into the home of Barack Obama's step-grandmother in Kenya. But the suspects did not succeed in entering Sarah Obama's house.

The thieves used a ladder early yesterday to get onto the roof after finding all the doors were locked. It is not known how many thieves were involved or if any are now in police custody.

Obama's uncle said that "everything is fine" and the police have been on the scene since the attempted robbery Wednesday.

Obama's paternal relatives in Kenya have tried to keep a low profile since election coverage began. But Obama is popular in his father's home country, with his image emblazoned on minibuses and T-shirts.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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