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Kenya deports anti-Obama author

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Invisible, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Invisible

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    Deported: Anti-Obama author Jerome Corsi follows Kenyan immigration officers. AP

    Jerome Corsi, author of "Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality," tried to launch his new book, but violated immigration rules, Kenyan officials say.

    The neoconservative author of an anti-Barack Obama book was detained and ordered out of Kenya on Tuesday night for not having a proper work permit, said Kenyan officials.

    Jerome Corsi, who wrote "Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality," had planned to launch his far-right tract in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Tuesday.

    However, immigration officials intercepted him as he arrived at a luxury hotel where the launch event was due to take place.

    This is the second time Dr. Corsi has been involved in an effort to question the credentials of the Democratic presidential candidate. The episode also underscores the depth of support for Senator Obama in Kenya.

    His book has angered many ordinary Kenyans who view Obama – the son of a Kenyan goat herder who grew up to become a government economist – as a hero.

    It questions Obama's fitness to hold office, rakes over his family history, and explores alleged links with the Kenyan prime minister, Raila Odinga.

    "We are going to leave for London tonight," said Corsi's assistant, Tim Bueler, on Tuesday afternoon.

    "Our passports and visas are in order but it seems the Kenyan authorities have lost our arrival cards, which we filled in on the plane coming here," he said. "So we will leave while they complete their investigations, but have been told we can return."

    As well as launching his book, Corsi planned to visit Obama's half-brother George, who was recently found to be living in squalid conditions in a Nairobi slum.

    Corsi, who wrote "Unfit for Command" in 2004 as part of an attempt to malign John Kerry's Vietnam record, said he had a check for $1,000 to give to George.

    The writer has been in Kenya since last Thursday.

    But it seems the Kenyan authorities woke up to his presence on Tuesday morning when local newspapers advertised the book launch.

    The Standard, a Kenyan newspaper, quoted a press release saying: "Dr. Corsi will also expose details of deep secret ties between US presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama and a section of Kenya government leaders, their connection to certain sectoral groups in Kenya and subsequent plot to be executed in Kenya should Sen Obama win the American presidency."

    Obama has ancestral roots in the Luo tribe of Western Kenya, as does Mr. Odinga.

    Raila narrowly lost December's presidential election which was marred by widespread vote rigging. His defeat prompted widespread violence which left some 1,500 dead. It ended only with a power-sharing deal that promoted Odinga to the new position of prime minister.

    Obama is deeply popular in Kenya, where he is seen as a political hero, untainted by the corruption and sleaze that dog homegrown politicians here. He has attracted broad support that overcomes traditional tribal divisions.

    Corsi's book alleges that Obama was raised as a Muslim, a false rumor.

    A Christian who attended the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Obama's campaign has dissected the book on their website FightTheSmears.com.


    Source:
    The Christian Science Monitor
     
  2. Kevo

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    Work permit my foot believe it this is Raila's doing!These people come from the same village and one time there were rumors that Obama and Raila are related though Raila denied it!

    Obama is a man of the people in Kenya and they are thinking probably they will be given milk and manna once he gets the seat and probably they would all get a free ticket to USA!

    No Kenyan would sit and see Obama insulted!They are proud of him and very proud!
     
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    You gotta love the Kenyans. It is clear that this is about more than the Kenyan immigration law, but they have a valid point, their country's law was broken and they lawfully deported the perpertrator.

    It's sorta like the US Government failing to indict Capone on organized crime charges and going for the Tax evasion charge.

    Wanasema traffic police akikusimamisha hakosi sababu ya kukupiga bao, kama si indicator iliyovunjika basi hata kufunga mkanda kutakutoa nishai.

    The irony is that jamaa ni mhafidhina, watu ambao Marekani wanajifanya wanoko sana katika masuala ya uhamiaji, sawa, you have that right in America because that is your country.

    Now taste a bit of your own medicine.
     
  4. Nyani Ngabu

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    Hapotezi chochote kwa yeye kudipotiwa......

    Kwanza ninashaka kama alikuwa anataka kubaki huko kwa muda mrefu.....
     
  5. Pundit

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    Conservative apologist,

    Hawa mbwa calculating penny pinching unafikiri anaweza kwenda kule bila deal? ALikuwa anataka ku dig up and make up shyt about Obama watu wakamuwahi.

    Serves him right.
     
  6. Nyani Ngabu

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    The thing is, Redneck massive don't give a shyt about the Kunyas....hahah
     
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    You and the Kunyans are in the same boat to these very Rednecks you are worshipping like a blank gelding.
     
  8. Nyani Ngabu

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    I worship you, Ms. Golden Delicious...
     
  9. Injinia

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    Nyani Mc, naomba nikuulize, hivi ni kwamba usipomsapoti McCain utanyang'anywa green card, nini? Wife ni redneck, eh?
     
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    Na wewe unategemea makaratasi kwa kumsapoti Obantu?
     
  11. Mwana wa Mungu

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    kwani Obama ana nini wazee, mbona mimi naomba Mungu asipite yule jamaa!
     
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