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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Barack Obama's Half Brother Found In Kenya, Lives On Less Than A Dollar A Month

Reporters have tracked down Barack Obama's youngest half-brother, George Hussein Onyango Obama, living in Kenya, where he spoke of his life which is a stark contrast to his well-known older brother.
According to The Telegraph, George Hussein Onyango Obama has only met Barack Obama, his older brother, twice in his life, once when he was five years old and again in 2006 when Obama toured East Africa and visited Nairobi.

Obama speaks of his brother in his autobiography, saying he was a "beautiful boy with a rounded head".

George Obama was found by Italy's Vanity Fair in a home which is described as a "two metre by three metre shack," that has football posters, a calendar of exotic beaches of the world and a front page newspaper picture of Barack Obama.

George Obama was born by a different mother than Barack was and sired by the same father, Barack Hussein Obama.

George told Vanity Fair that he likes to live as a recluse and that no one knows he exists and he further states that when he asked about his name, Obama, he denies that he is related to Barack Obama, stating "I say we are not related. I am ashamed."

Not ashamed of Barack Obama, but of his own extreme poverty.

George has hopes of attending a local technical college in the hopes of bettering himself.

He describes his second meeting with his famous brother saying it was brief, they spoke for a few minutes and then stated, "It was like meeting a complete stranger."

He also describes what it is like to live where he lives, detailing riots and people being hacked to death during the last elections, saying that the police do not arrest a person, they just shoot them.

He ends by saying, "I have seen two of my friends killed. I have scars from defending myself with my fists. I am good with my fists."

A stark contrast to how his older half-brother lives as well a huge difference regarding the opportunities that one brother has had and the other might never get.