Kenya: Barack Obama’s Other Change

He was the opposition leader in a country of 37 million people, one of the most stable and prosperous democracies on the continent. Initially, he wasn’t the favored candidate to run against the President, seeking the second term. However, in August 2006 his candidacy received an enormous boost, thanks to the strong help of a U.S. Senator, who spent 6 days actively campaigning on his behalf across the country. Then, in December 2007 election came, and he lost it by more than 230,000 votes. He didn’t like the result and accused the government of fraud. Hours after the election results were announced, machete-armed mobs of his supporters (predominantly Muslims) went on a broad rampage against the supporters of the government party (predominantly Christians). They burned homes and businesses, raped women and slaughtered everyone on their path. The country was thrown into its worst political crisis of the last half century, bearing all the signs of a well orchestrated genocide. Eventually, the government was pushed into negotiations — at the cost of over 1,500 lives, 600,000 displaced people and 35 women and children who were locked up in a church and burnt alive.

Today he is occupies the newly created post of Prime Minister, sharing power with the President. His name is Raila Odinga, the country he leads is Kenya, and if you don’t care about Kenyan internal affairs, you should. Because the name of the U.S. Senator who gave him that ultimate boost was Barack Obama.

It was Sen. Obama who — at taxpayers’ expense — in August 2006 spent 6 days in Kenya, going from a rally to a rally with Odinga and sharply criticizing Kenyan government. In his signature style he was cheering up one crowd after another, telling them: “Kenyans are now yearning for change”. “You will decide if your leaders will be held accountable, or if you will look the other way,” he told the crowd of thousands of students at the University of Nairobi. During these six days he received more media attention than Kenyan President, alienated the elected government to the degree that the government spokesman called him a “stooge to Odinga” in BBC interview, excited many screaming crowds — and left the country, having significantly strengthened Odinga’s candidacy as the opposition leader. International press coverage of the trip’s aftermath was not as cheerful as the coverage provided by US media. “Obama‘s Kenya ‘honeymoon’ ends abruptly” reported Agence France Presse in August 2006. “Mr Obama was made into something of a mascot by Raila Odinga” said The Economist in the article titled “America’s rising star sweeps the Kenyan primary”.

The story doesn’t end there. It gets worse. As it turned out, in August 2007 Odinga (who graduated from East Germany’s Magdeburg University in 1970 on a scholarship provided by the East German government) had signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” with Kenya’s Muslim leaders, promising certain broad changes in exchange of their support. To put what you’re about to read in perspective, you have to realize that Muslims constitute 10% of the largely Christian population of Kenya. In this document, Odinga promised among other things, to recognize “Islam as the only true religion,” to give Islamic leaders an “oversight role to monitor activities of ALL other religions [emphasis in original],” establish within a year Shariah court in every Kenyan region, and to ban Christian preaching on national broadcaster. The document also included explicit promises to disband Anti-Terror Police Unit that Kenyan government had formed to collaborate with the U.S. on anti-terrorist activities, and a promise that no Muslim, whether a citizen or a visitor, should be subjected to any process involving the laws of a foreign country (in particular any Muslim arrested for or suspected of Terrorism). In other words, Odinga explicitly promised to turn Kenya into in a safe haven for Islamic terrorism. The full text of this memorandum gives even better idea of change that Odinga planned to bring to Kenya.

Sen. Obama strongly supported a radical leader who explicitly planned to turn a close U.S. ally into a safe haven for Islamic terrorism and to turn a country with predominantly Christian population into a radical Islamic state. When this leader lost the election, his supporters threw the country into chaos and through continued violence blackmailed the President into offering their leader the role of prime minister, the de facto No. 2 in the Kenyan government. Only then the violence stopped, leaving 1,500 dead, 600,000 displaced and 35 people burnt alive in a church.

Read the paragraph above again. If you’ve been planning to vote for Sen. Obama and these facts do not concern you, you’re wasting your time reading this material. You have obviously made your choice and no fact, no matter how shocking, would make you reconsider your opinion. But if does concern you, please, spend some time getting to know Sen. Obama better before you give him your vote. Find out more, get the facts, ignore the politics, form your own opinion. And only then vote. And if you are concerned, please share this material with others. The media that in 2006 paid unusually high attention to Sen. Obama’s trip to Africa, has been as unusually silent about the trip’s impact on Kenya (with some notable exceptions such as Washington Times and New York Sun). Many bloggers have written about it, but neither Newsweek that back in 2006 reported that Sen. Obama “was received in a manner more befitting a messiah than a junior senator bearing nothing more than opinions and good cheer” nor the Washington Post, which around the same time reported that “the U.S. senator has already become the country’s most prominent ‘citizen'” have said a word about the boost Sen. Obama gave to Odinga. The trip, which before the crisis had been used for stunningly propagandistic materials such as Senator Obama Goes To Africa video, immediately lost its appeal to the media once supporters of the man so vehemently backed by Sen. Obama, went on a killing rampage. This doesn’t mean you have to be silent about it too. In fact, it means the opposite.

And what was the theme of Raila Odinga’s campaign? It was “Vote for Change“.  His motto? “Your Agent for Change”. Sounds familiar?

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UPDATE 10/23/08: Added several links; slightly adjusted the wording.


11 responses

  1. As American citizens we are outraged at the failure of the Press to report pertinent facts surrounding the candidate Barack Obama and this and other associations, and believe that on the eve of our elections, this gross censorship may have placed our Democratic government and Natiional Security in “Clear and Present Danger.”

    As citizens for the Truth in Media, we demand the story of Obama/Odinga be reported to the American people in time to learn the facts before the November elections.

    We hereby petition CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, The New York Times, Washington Post and FOX TV NEWS to report this story and give it the attention it deserves as a LEAD Story NOW, before it is too late.


  2. may god watch over all of us on 11/04/08

    thankful to be american

  3. Fantastic piece!

    It utterly amazes me that so many in America are so blind.

    “I hate victims who respect their executioners.” – Sartre

  4. Obama and his Staff &/or supporters have so strongly denounced those that call him socialistic or marxist , or a anti-American supporter ,ties to criminal types & associations to shady organizations , His ties to racists are dismissed by Him & his supporters (mindless drones)…& really gets on those who bring to light his associations with islam (I’m not calling the man a Muslim,I have far ~nasterier~ thing to call the jerk!) but will call him a supporter of such radicals ,a potential threat to our National Security & this is yet another example of PROOF!!.

    If He ,(obama) looses his bid for office one has to wonder if civil unrest or a evin bigger divide between the races, (Black/White) won’t be a concern for the people of America….HMMMMMMM…

  5. For those of us who are Cuban-Americans and for those other U.S. citizens who despise the Communist/Socialist ideology, it is important to know and keep in mind on election day that Kenya’s Prime Minister , Raila Odinga, the violent muslim for whom Obama campaigned, has a son, the eldest, whose name is Fidel Castro Odinga.

    There is an old Spanish saying which on traslation states: “Tell me with who you hang around and I will tell you who you really are.” If someone’s repeated contacts with terrorists, socialists, racists and radical muslims creates no concern in a human being with the privilege of casting a vote, even if he/she only has a modicum of intelligence, then not even a deep, bilateral, prefrontal lobe transplant would have a chace to elicit it.

    Deus, libera nos a malo.

  6. passionate4integrity | Reply

    I agree that the Americans are outraged by our PRESS!

    They have failed Americans!

    I think those of us that can, after the elections, turn our TV’s off and turn to the open press on the internet for our news!

  7. The media, Obama and all involved in his campaign have intentionally kept this secret because in the end this is what Obama plans for America. He is fooling half of the country with his good looks and silver tongue. He is a liar; a wolf in sheep’s clothing; a maniac and a menace; the greatest threat to America in our lifetime. Wake up America. Don’t you see this man is in disguise? Do you not see what is behind those eyes. Are you so blind? If thi sman becomes president America will cease to exist.

  8. Raila Odinga, currently the Prime Minister of Kenya is Obama’s cousin. Obama’s father was Finance Minister of Kenya. Raila Odinga’s father was Vice President of Kenya. Raila Odinga’s brother is Assistant Minister of Finance in Kenya.

    Those early years when Obama was saying he wanted to grow up to be President was probably influenced by his uncle who was then Vice President of Kenya.

    And here we thought he came from just a poor goat herding family!

    Obama’s mother had a PhD in anthropology. She worked at the UN when she was living in Indonesia with Obama’s stepfather. Her standing in society was a far cry from the image Obama has drawn for us.

  9. […] just as openly supports Hamas and condemns our country on regular basis? Or campaigning for a radical with Islamic ties who threw a stable country into a bloody mess? Or close ties with people led the organizaiton […]

  10. Finally a website where people have got all the real speal and not just the slogan spin. It’s good to hear that more and more people are waking up to what Obama is really about, and I don’t think we know the half of it. This is a great web site as it seems to have so many informed people who have done their homework and know what’s really going one, not just swallowing the swill and repeating the mantras of the Obamaganda machine

    While the Obamas/ Odinga connection is pretty much the cherry on the cake of Ayes/ACORN/Alinsky/Rev Jeremiah Wright/Madeleine Talbot/Fannie & Freddie/ voter fraud etc – the cake is sitting on the plate owned by Prince Al Walid, one of the worlds wealthiest men from ….Saudie Arabia. Haven’t had time to do much ‘resurf’ on him but here’s a good link to begin with, plus two others to confirm much otheres comments above.
    The MISSING LINK – The man behind bank rolling Obamas political career and 2008 election campaign.

    Obama campaigning in Kenya with Muslim sympathizing cousin Ralia Odinga turned ethnic cleanser after electoral defeat, demanding recount.
    Signed document between Ralia Odinga and National Muslim Leaders Forum guaranteeing the implementation of Sharia Law, banning of Gosel activity and guaranted protection of known Muslim terrorist from extradition from Kenya

  11. Awesome. Like a knife in one’s heart. Is a U.S. Senator allowed to campaign for someone in another country? Did Obama commit a punishable offense?

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