Hivi huyo mzungu alitegemea nini? Mwone mwekunduuu! Wewe unaenda Kenya alipotoka baba yake mzazi mgombea rais wa Marekani, Barack Obama, na unaanza kumkashifu! Alituona sisi waafrika wajinga nini! Huyo Corsi kweli ni STUPID FOOL!
Lakini nina wasiwasi alifanya kwa maksudi maana alijua atakamatwa na itafanya waafrika waonekane wabaya na Obama mwenyewe aonekana mbaya kwa vile ana asili ya Kenya!
Kenya Detains U.S. Author Critical of Obama
By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
October 7, 2008
NAIROBI, Kenya — The American author of a best-selling book highly critical of Senator Barack Obama was detained by Kenyan immigration agents on Tuesday as he prepared to give a press conference in Nairobi.
Jerome R. Corsi, the conservative gadfly who wrote “The Obama Nation,” in which he attacks the Democratic presidential candidate, was being held Tuesday because he was trying to work in Kenya without a valid work permit, according to local media reports. The reports said that Mr. Corsi would likely be deported.
Elias Njeru, a spokesman for Kenya’s immigration department, said, “His immigration forms were not in order.”
When asked if Mr. Corsi would be deported, Mr. Njeru said he did not know and that Mr. Corsi was still being investigated.
“I don’t know whether he came here to work, but his papers indicated he was a visitor. If he was going to work, he would need different papers,” he said. “When he arrived, he said he was a visitor on holiday. If he started to work, that would be the problem.”
Eric Kiraithe, Kenya’s police spokesman, said he had heard the reports of Mr. Corsi’s arrest and was pushing the immigration department to release more information.
“I’ve just sent an officer to the immigration department and I should get more on this soon,” he said.
Many Kenyans would be very sensitive about Mr. Obama, the Democratic contender in the American presidential election next month. His father was Kenyan and many people here are intensely cheering him on. His photos have been plastered across the back of mini-buses and stories about the election are front page news almost every day.
However, affection for Mr. Obama is not universal, especially within the divided Kenyan government. Several government officials, including some aligned with President Mwai Kibaki, have distanced themselves from Mr. Obama, saying he is American, not Kenyan, and asking what is the big deal about his candidacy.
One explanation is Mr. Obama’s criticism of some of Kenya’s leaders as corrupt. Another is the ethnic tensions that divide Kenya and plunged the country into chaos earlier this year.
Mr. Obama’s father, who died more than 20 years ago, was a member of the Luo ethnic group, the same group as Kenya’s prime minister, Raila Odinga. Mr. Kibaki is a member of another large ethnic group, the Kikuyu. Mr. Odinga nearly defeated Mr. Kibaki in an election last December that was tainted by widespread allegations of vote-rigging by Mr. Kibaki’s party.
Violence erupted and fighting between Kikuyus and Luos, among others, killed more than 1,000 people, shaking Kenya in the worst strife since independence in 1963.
Mr. Corsi’s attacks on Mr. Obama are similar to those in “Unfit for Command” a book he co-authored in 2004 that helped derail Senator John Kerry’s presidential bid by questioning his record as an officer during the Vietnam War.
Among his allegations in “The Obama Nation” is that Mr. Obama is a radical liberal who has tried to cover up “extensive connections to Islam” — Mr. Obama is Christian — and that Mr. Obama has maintained secret ties with certain Kenyan politicians. Mr. Obama’s campaign and others have disputed many of the allegations in the book.
Mr. Corsi was preparing Tuesday morning to give a press conference about his Obama book at a big hotel in downtown Nairobi. Dozens of purple chairs and a microphone had been set up. The room was soon deserted.
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