In 1996 Barack Obama went to Kenya on a US Senate Fact Finding Tour at US Taxpayer Expense.
While Obama was there he took the opportunity to Campaign for his Cousin – Current Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
CBS REPORTS OBAMA CAMPAIGNS FOR ODINGA DURING 2006 SENATE TRIP TO KENYA
The origanal link here was from WBBM, the Video was removed from You-Tube the day after this post was made on 11/1/08. The WBBM Video showed additional footage of Obama & Odinga on the Campaign stump – The CBS video simply states that Obama campaigned daily for his Cousin. The CBS video contains the same footage of a Kenyan Government offical referring to Obama as a “stooge” for Odinga. An additional link to the original WBBM video is being sought.
REUTERS REPORTS – ODINGA CLAIMS TO BE OBAMA COUSIN
While Obama toured Kenya and campaigned for Odinga – Obama failed to speak out against the ongoing violence against woman in the Kenyan political process – Not once did he speakout.
What violence you ask? ……….. This violence
What happened after the election? …….. This is what happened …….
and this ………….
Obama helped incite the tribal tensions but did nothing to help qwell the post election violence.
Kenya has not seen this type of violence since the Mau-Mau Rebellion of the 1950’s.
VIDEO ADDED – SEE RESPONSES BELOW – There is no excuse – DO YOU REMEMBER OBAMA’S CONDEMNATION OF THESE ACTS – HE CAMPAIGNED FOR ODINGA AND INCITED TRIBAL TENSIONS – THEN HE WALKED AWAY.
The United Nations states, “While there were voting irregularities, the election out is believed to be accurrate”. Odinga did not win the election. These violent activites are the second attempted “coup” by Odinga and his family in Kenya – the first occurred in 1982. Obama campaigned for a man who participated in an a previous, unsuccessful, violent attempt to overthrow the Kenyan Government.
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