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So How Many Wives Did Obama Sr Have?

From the UK Telegraph:

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Barack Obama’s ‘lost’ brother found in Kenya

Senator Barack Obama’s long lost brother has been tracked down for the first time living in a shanty town in Kenya, reports claimed.

By Nick Pisa in Rome
20 Aug 2008

The Italian edition of Vanity Fair said that it had found George Hussein Onyango Obama living in a hut in a ramshackle town of Huruma on the outskirts of Nairobi.

Mr Obama, 26, the youngest of the presidential candidate’s half-brothers, spoke for the first time about his life, which could not be more different than that of the Democratic contender.

“No-one knows who I am,” he told the magazine, before claiming: “I live here on less than a dollar a month.”

According to Italy’s Vanity Fair his two metre by three metre shack is decorated with football posters of the Italian football giants AC Milan and Inter, as well as a calendar showing exotic beaches of the world.

Vanity Fair also noted that he had a front page newspaper picture of his famous brother – born of the same father as him, Barack Hussein Obama, but to a different mother, named only as Jael.

He told the magazine: “I live like a recluse, no-one knows I exist.”

Embarrassed by his penury, he said that he does not does not mention his famous half-brother in conversation.

“If anyone says something about my surname, I say we are not related. I am ashamed,” he said.

For ten years George Obama lived rough. However he now hopes to try to sort his life out by starting a course at a local technical college.

He has only met his famous older brother twice – once when he was just five and the last time in 2006 when Senator Obama was on a tour of East Africa and visited Nairobi.

The Illinois senator mentions his brother in his autobiography, describing him in just one passing paragraph as a “beautiful boy with a rounded head”.

Of their second meeting, George Obama said: “It was very brief, we spoke for just a few minutes. It was like meeting a complete stranger.”

George added he was no longer in contact with his mother and said:”I have had to learn to live and take what I need.

“Huruma is a tough place, last January during the elections there was rioting and six people were hacked to death. The police don’t even arrest you they just shoot you.

“I have seen two of my friends killed. I have scars from defending myself with my fists. I am good with my fists.”

What is Barack Hussein Obama’s favorite Biblical passage again, the words he says that guide his life?

Oh, yeah. From Mattews 25: “Verily I say unto you, in as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”

What has Mr. Obama done for this brother or any of his brethren? Ever?

Besides live like a multi-millionaire while they live on less than one dollar a month?

Vanity Fair also noted that he had a front page newspaper picture of his famous brother – born of the same father as him, Barack Hussein Obama, but to a different mother, named only as Jael.

Still, it should be noted that there is no mention of any Jael in either of the Anointed One’s autobiographies.

There is no mention of her even in Wikipedia’s entry on Barack Obama, Senior:

Barack Obama, Sr.

Obama grew up in Nyang’oma Kogelo. At 18, he married a young woman named Kezia in a tribal ceremony. They had four children, two of them after he returned to Kenya from the United States. He never divorced Kezia, who now lives in Bracknell, England…

On February 2, 1961, Obama married a fellow student, Ann Dunham in Maui, Hawaii. She did not know that he already had a wife in Kenya.[citation needed] Their son, Barack Obama II, was born on August 4, 1961. Two years later, Obama was accepted at Harvard for graduate study. He moved to Massachusetts, unable to afford to take his wife and son with him. He and Dunham divorced in 1963, divorce filed in Honolulu, Hawaii in January 1964, and he only saw his son again once, at age 10. He received the AM degree from Harvard in 1965.

At Harvard, he met an American-born teacher named Ruth Nidesand who would follow him to Kenya when he returned after completing his Masters degree. She eventually became his third wife and had two children with him before they divorced…

In fact, the only indication we have of any additional “wives” is from the UK’s Daily Mail article we posted back in January, 2007:

A drunk and a bigot – what the US Presidental hopeful HASN’T said about his father…

By SHARON CHURCHER
27 January 2007

Now prosperous with a flashy car and good salary, his third wife was an American-born teacher called Ruth, whom he had met at Harvard while still legally married to both Kezia and Ann, and who followed him to Africa.

A relative of Mr Obama says: “We told him[Barack] how his father would still go to Kezia and it was during these visits that she became pregnant with two more children. He also had two children with Ruth.”

It is alleged that Ruth finally left him after he repeatedly flew into whisky-fuelled rages, beating her brutally.

Friends say drinking blighted his life – he lost both his legs while driving under the influence and also lost his job.

However, this was no bar to his womanising: he sired a son, his eighth child, by yet another woman and continued to come home drunk.

He was about to marry her when he finally died in yet another drunken crash when Obama was 21

Of course we don’t know if this is Jael or not?

So how many “wives” did Barack Senior have? Is anybody keeping track?

The Obama clan is making Bill Clinton’s family background look positively stable.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, August 20th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “So How Many Wives Did Obama Sr Have?”

  1. canary

    I saw Hannity on Fox news offer to send 1000 dollars to Obama’s brother, if Obama would tell where he lived. He said he’d send 10,000 dollars to Obama’s poor brother, if Obama would come on his show. Did Obama show. Heck no. Fox was willing to help, but Obama wouldn’t even help his brother. I wonder if George is aware of this?




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