Oh!Bama’s embarrassing relatives

George Obama, the half brother of President Barack Obama, has been arrested by Kenyan police on a charge of possession of marijuana, law enforcement authorities announced today.

Inspector Augustine Mutembei, the officer in charge, said Obama was arrested on charges of possession of cannabis, known in Kenya as Bhang, and resisting arrest. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday, Mutembei said.

He is being held at Huruma police post in the capital of Nairobi.

CNN Correspondent David McKenzie talked with George Obama at the jail where he is being held. Speaking from behind bars, Obama denied the allegations.

George Obama and the president, who share the same Kenyan father,  hardly know each other, although they have previously met. He was one of the president’s few close relatives who did not attend the inauguration in Washington last week.

Seeing Red AZ previously reported on Obama’s Kenyan aunt Zeituni Onyango, in the U.S. illegally and living in public housing in Boston. She was referred to as “Aunti Zeituni” in Obama’s memoir and contributed $265 to her nephew’s campaign, in violation of the law that disallows such contributions from foreign nationals.

Read the CNN report here.

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7 Responses to Oh!Bama’s embarrassing relatives

  1. Maggie says:

    These relatives seem to be a common affliction with Democrat presidents. Jimmy Carter had his brother, Billy, who was a continual source of embarrassment and had numerous run-ins with the law. Billy was a self-promoting drunk who wrote a book called “Redneck Power.”

    And William Jefferson Blythe Clinton had his brother Roger to contend with. Roger was charged with DUI and cocaine possession and conspiracy to distribute, He served over a year in prison. Bill pardoned Roger along with 100 others as he walked out of the White House.

  2. Jack says:

    Obama can’t be embarrassed. He’s the President of the Whole World. I read that his brother lived in a hut and made the equivalent of $1 a day.

  3. Flying V says:

    As a reported fellow Kenyan national, Harvard law school grad BO should be able to spring young Georgie from these legal clutches.

  4. Lindsay W says:



    “How Obama Got Elected” has appeared on Seeing Red AZ before, just thought this to be an appropriate time for a reminder.

  5. RA says:

    Maggie’s right – remember Billy Carter?

    In the case of the Clintons Bill Clinton WAS the embarrassing relative. Roger rarely even rated a mention in the MSM (or anywhere else, for that matter).

  6. Orion says:

    Let’s face it. Most Democrats are never far removed from their cheezy roots. The Kennedy’s came from bootlegged booze money, and they purchased their class. LBJ was a loudmouthed Texas scoundrel. Jimmy Carter is a self aggrandizing, Hamas-loving fool. From what I’ve read, Truman was a decent man. Bill Clinton? We’ve all known more than we care to about the “boy from Hope” who was actually a slickster worthy of the name given to him by his fellow Arkansans who called him “Slick Willy.”

  7. Tracy says:

    OhBummer’s dumber brother? Auntie Zeituni needs to be prosecuted too.