Thursday, October 01, 2009

The entire nation of Kenya (& pres. Odinga, BHO's cousin) now under the bus???

Some in Kenya's government believe that "Brother Barack," as he is known, has not reciprocated the love that they feel for him.
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The Talk of Kenya: What Does Obama Have Against Us?
By Nick Wadhams / Nairobi
Thursday, Oct. 01, 2009
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Not since the days of President Daniel arap Moi, a classic African "Big Man," has the U.S. been so tough on Kenya. The latest salvo came on Sept. 24, when Washington threatened to ban 15 senior officials from the U.S. for their failure to push through reforms after bloody post-election violence in early 2008. Even worse for a cash-strapped Kenya, the U.S. promised to scrutinize the government's requests to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. This is not the close friendship that Kenya had in mind when Barack Obama, a man whose father was born in Kenya, won the U.S. presidency. Kenya declared it a national holiday when Obama's victory was announced, and his visage is ever present here — on gum wrappers, in airline magazines and, briefly, on a beer label.
But some in Kenya's government believe that "Brother Barack," as he is known, has not reciprocated the love that they feel for him. Nor has Obama made good on their hopes that his Kenyan ancestry might lead him to give their country some kind of preferential treatment. Instead, Obama seems determined to use what influence he has in the way a parent might withhold love from an errant child. "I sometimes think Obama's roots in Kenya can actually be a problem," Prime Minister Raila Odinga said in a recent newspaper interview. "Kenya is always being held to different standards compared to neighboring countries."
(See Barack Obama's family tree.)
The U.S. government, in fact, has been among the loudest countries in voicing its displeasure that Kenya's coalition government — which formed after the violence and is led by President Mwai Kibaki and Odinga — has not yet prosecuted the instigators or made a dent against corruption...

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