Obama is the President of America and not the President of Kenya.
may increase funding to Kenya
and other African countries but he
cannot meddle in local affairs. ...
Keziah Obama: My life with Obama Senior
A few days later, I married him," Keziah
face beaming with nostalgia.
paid 14 cows as dowry which were delivered in two batches.
This was because he
loved me greatly," she
was to meet US President George W Bush in the White House for consultations ahead of his
inauguration on January 20.
First Lady Laura was to show Michelle around their soon-to-be residence.
Obama made history by winning the US elections on November 4, becoming the first African-American to serve in the Oval Office.
And back in Kogelo, Keziah
was telling this reporter about her first meeting with Obama Senior.
was "delighted to see him" and that they have since communicated on a number of occasions.
"When I look at my stepson (US President-elect Obama) he
reminds me of his
They share very many characteristics.
Like father, like son, I would say," she
was forthright and loved the truth.
This is what I am seeing in his
says, adding that just like Barack, his
father was a great speaker, out-going, colourful and intelligent.
"I never had a dull moment with him.
liked fun and loved good things.
This is why I was not surprised when I heard that he
had married a second wife in the US," she
explains how Obama her
husband was such a great dancer that he
often took her
out for live band performances to as far as Kendu Bay.
was happy to have a co-wife, and her
husband kept her
when Barack Obama Junior was born.
says that despite her
husband marrying another woman in the US, she
still loved him.
used to send me gifts, money and clothes through the post office.
Many people envied me," she
returned to Kenya
at the end of 1964 and we moved to live in Shauri Moyo estate in Nairobi," she
got two more sons — Mustapha Nyandega and Sadik Otieno born in 1968 and 1971 respectively.
Life continued to be good for them until things took a different turn in 1984 when her
husband died in a road accident in Nairobi.
was devastated and that from then on, life was never the same for her
For example, she
had to relocate to be with her
daughter Auma in United Kingdom where she
has been undergoing treatment.