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.