Nairobi: US President Barack Obama's half brother has said that he would vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump in the presidential election this November. Trump is "down-to-earth" and "cool", but Barack Obama has neglected his family since taking office in 2009, Malik Obama told reporters by phone from the western Kenyan village of Kogelo, President Obama's ancestral home. Malik Obama, born in Hawaii, has dual citizenship. He said he has voted in US elections since the 1980s. "This Trump guy is a really cool guy. He appeals to me and also I think that he is down-to-earth and he speaks from the heart and he is not trying to be politically correct. He's just straightforward. It is not like someone is prompting him," said Malik. He also praised Trump's emphasis on national security, saying: "Trump is so much concerned about security and he wants to make America great."