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AP: Obama African Siblings Live In US/UK

Given recent news about Mr. Obama’s aunt (and probably his uncle) living in the US illegally, it is perhaps of interest to note a detail buried in this 2004 article from the Associated Press:

Obama’s Brother Chooses Life in Slow Lane

By TOM MALITI

Tues., Oct. 26, 2004

NYANGOMA-KOGELO, Kenya – Western Kenya and Illinois share a landscape of gentle hills and an economy built on family farms. But Kenya has few roads, railways and airports and nothing like the city of Chicago. And that’s just fine for Malik Obama, the older half-brother of Barack Obama, the Illinois Democrat running for U.S. Senate.

“An African doesn’t need too much to go on,” he said.

While Barack may soon be heading to Washington, Malik, a 46-year-old Kenyan, has chosen to make his life in Nyangoma-Kogelo, a village of several hundred that is the Obama ancestral home… 

Still, Malik Obama prefers the village to the fast-paced capital, Nairobi, where he grew up. He runs an electronics shop in a town a half-hour drive away, and works as a consultant in Washington for a few months each year

Their paternal grandfather, Onyango Hussein Obama, was one of the first Muslim converts in Nyangoma-Kogelo, Malik said. However, not all of his descendants are Muslim, Malik added. Barack is Christian.

The candidate’s father first worked as a university lecturer in Uganda after studying economics at Harvard University. He then worked in Kenya’s private sector before joining the treasury department, where he became a senior economist.

He died in car crash in 1982, leaving three wives, six sons and a daughter. All his children except Malik live in Britain or the United States. One of the brothers died in 1984.

Barack grew up in Hawaii with his American mother after his parents divorced. He has visited Kenya three times, most recently in the early 1990s to introduce his fiancee to his Kenyan family.

When pressed for more details about the family, Malik said, “As far as I’m concerned, we are one family.” …

As this 2004 AP article notes, Barack Obama, Sr. fathered six children who are still alive.

This reporter seems to be citing Malik Obama when he claims that all of them live in the United States or the United Kingdom. (Note that Malik himself lives in the US “for several months of the year.”)

Of course Malik and the AP appear to have left out the hut-dwelling George Hussein Onyango Obama. And subsequently a half-brother seems to have moved from the US to China.

Still, four of Obama’s African sibling now live or have recently lived in the United States or the United Kingdom.

All of which begs the question: besides Barack Obama Junior, are/were any of Barack Obama Senior’s children living in the US or the UK legally?

And how many of Barack Obama Senior’s wives, brothers and sisters are living in the US and UK? And how many of them are there legally?

Wouldn’t it be refreshing if we had a news media that would investigate such details?

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, November 2nd, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “AP: Obama African Siblings Live In US/UK”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Can you spot the zebra in the photo above? AP finally weighs in but notice they (accidently) left out the fact that they are a Albatross on the taxpayers neck. Can’t wait for the Obammy family to trash the “Peoples’ House”. With a few sheets and some cardboard in the windows, why….they’ll feel right at home!! Pass the chitlins pweez!!

  2. DEZ says:

    “works as a consultant in Washington for a few months each year…”

    As what kind of consultant, anybody else want to scream BS ?

  3. 1sttofight says:

    LD, Dont forget the goats and chickens tied up on the south lawn.

  4. Steve says:

    “In the early 90’s, wasn’t he a community organizer making $12,000/year? How the hell could he afford to go to Africa on vacation…”

    It’s not out of the realm of possibilities that he went with the Reverend Doctor Jeremiah Wright, Jr.

    Wright has been vacationing twice a year in Africa on the congregation’s dime for thirty years now.

  5. platypus says:

    # SG
    November 2nd, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    It’s not out of the realm of possibilities that he went with the Reverend Doctor Jeremiah Wright, Jr.

    Wright has been vacationing twice a year in Africa on the congregation’s dime for thirty years now.
    +++++++++++++++++++++

    Well now, that explains EVERYTHING. The guy just can’t decide where he wants to be. Africa? America?

    Heck, let’s do BOTH, on somebody else’s tab.

  6. pinandpuller says:

    I guess that whole economy growing from the bottom up thing isn’t working out too well for 95% of the Obamas

    Interesting how both BO and Jr were Harvard grads turned college lecturers, or was that professors?

    I wonder if BO Sr and William Jefferson Blythe ever went on any crazy road trips together.

  7. Gladius et Scutum says:

    Remember Jason Blair of the New York Times? One of the ways that he was caught fabricating his stories was his description of the corn fields near the home of Jessica Lynch. But there weren’t any.

    I am from Illlinois. With the exception of the southern 10% of the state (the Shawnee), and a tiny portion in the northwest (Galena), Illinois is what the US Bureau of Standards uses to define “Flat”.

    I wonder if Mr. Maliti has ever been to Kenya, either.

  8. Helena says:

    Right you are, G&S. Illinois is flat as a pancake.

  9. BLKBTRFLY says:

    Dearest Liberals Demise and 1sttofight:

    Liberals Demise: “Can’t wait for the Obammy family to trash the “Peoples’ House”. With a few sheets and some cardboard in the windows, why….they’ll feel right at home!! Pass the chitlins pweez!!”

    1sttofight: “LD, Dont forget the goats and chickens tied up on the south lawn.”

    News FLASH!!!!! The OBAMAS are PEOPLE TOO, so it is just as much their house as it is yours!
    I’m quite sure the WHITE HOUSE will look better than it has since it has been in existence once the OBAMAS move in.
    Why don’t you take those sour grapes and put them to good use, go make some wine/whine. LOL

    It’s people like you who bring embarassment and shame to the USA.


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