Obama’s brother wants to bankrupt Kenya, like his brother did U.S.

Malik Obama, half-brother of U.S. President Barack Obama, speaks during an interview with Reuters on Obama's re-election as U.S. President in his ancestral home village of Nyangoma KogeloIt’s always nice when siblings inspire each other to do great things. But I did chuckle when I saw a Reuters report that President Barack Obama’s older half-brother is vying for public office in Kenya.

Malik Obama, 54, is running for governor of a rural county in the president’s ancestral homeland in what the Reuters story called an uphill battle. In a country that puts a premium on tribe or clan ties, Obama will run as an independent candidate in the first election since independents were allowed on the ballot after a 2010 constitutional change.

“If my brother is doing great things for people in the United States, why can’t I do great things for Kenyans here?” Malik Obama told Reuters. “He is an inspiration to me and I feel that he is an embodiment of my father’s dream.”

Oy vey.

The article said Kenyans are fed up with typical “greedy and corrupt” politicians, but that political ideology usually “is trumped by tribe or clan ties.”

Obama, a polygamist, said he was inspired to run for office to “foster economic development and to answer the call of duty.” “Just as it is in United States, I want it here,” Obama said in spouting his version of “hope and change” to those who primarily live in mud huts with no electricity or running water.

Obama has lived in D.C. since 1985, Reuters reported, but he splits his time between Washington and Kenya. That may hurt his political chances, which are already looking pretty slim.

“As much as the brother has done well in the U.S.,” Amos Owino, a clinician in Obama’s district, told Reuters, “the truth of the matter is that he [Malik Obama] is not very close to the people here on the ground.”

Neither is his brother, Mr. Owino. Malik Obama also said his half-brother “urged him to be honest with the electorate and to be true to himself.”

Hypocritical advice.

But in true Obama fashion, the would-be Kenyan governor, who doesn’t seem to have a whole lot of qualifications for that job, has his eye on an even higher office, telling Reuters he plans to run for president of Kenya in 2017.

Well, why not, Malik? Your inexperienced community organizer brother is now serving a second term as president of the United States.

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About Janeen Capizola

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. Janeen@BizPacReview.com. Twitter: @JaneenBPR

  • KB Cook

    Learning to recognize the signs & the effects of Liberal DERANGEMENT Syndrome is not only infecting the USA through the Obama clan. tsk tsk tsk

  • http://Facebook Elise Robb

    If Kenyan thought they were doing bad before, they should beware of another Obama. That country could end up worse than us here in America, but maybe they can wake up before is to late take him down faster than us american being able to take the Squatter BHO from the white house.

  • Poacher

    Janeen. It is clear from your article that you don't know much about Kenya or its politics. Keep your ignorant views limited to American politics. Like Kenyans need expert political commentary from an ex-dancer/cheerleader.

  • sunflower

    Another Obama piece of work. Lets see, the head liar in the Whitehouse helped his cousin in Kenya when he was the Senator from Illinois. All of Obamas illegal relatives need to be deported.

  • http://msn margare t

    they are a ll full of cr ap

  • http://msn margare t

    he us nee ds to impea ch obozoe