In May 2010, Mama Sarah Obama received an honorary doctorate from the Great Lakes University of Kisumu. During her acceptance, she stated the following “This is a show of blessing from God, since I have always dedicated my time to tend to the orphans. Even the US president passed through my hands.”
How does one pass through hands unless they were physically there, and if Obama did in fact pass through Granny’s hands, when was this? Where did this happen?
Why does Obama’s words about a childhood in Kenya now appear to be true?
In 2006, Obama’s next big international journey will be in 2007 –he’s looking at China, India and Indonesia, “where ironicall I actually have more of a childhood than I do in Kenya.”
Or why was there a reference to Obama during a discussion in the Kenyan Parliment rename the hospital?
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OFFICIAL REPORT
Mr. Outa: Madam Temporary Deputy Speaker, I want to alert the Assistant Minister, who is my friend, that, because of the great need to have a theatre in order to reduce the strain on Nyanza Provincial General Hospital, the Ahero Sub-district Hospital has acquired a modern theatre from our friends. Could the Assistant Minister, who is my friend, avail a certain amount of money to enable us to build and complete the theatre in Ahero Sub-district Hospital as soon as he can?
Mr. Mungatana: Yes, Madam Temporary Deputy Speaker, I want to assure hon. Outa,who is my friend, that we shall do everything possible. In fact, I laud his initiative, because those hon. Members who are putting money in health, we want to support them to the full. If you could see me after this, I will make sure that, that happens.
Thank you, Madam Temporary Deputy Speaker.
The Temporary Deputy Speaker (Prof. Kamar): Last question, Mr. Olago!
Mr. Aluoch: Madam Temporary Deputy Speaker, that hospital was sponsored by the USSR Government, and for a long time, up to now, it has been popularly known as “Russia Hospital”. I would like to have a detailed breakdown of the Medium-Term-Expenditure Framework, so that I can interrogate it more deeply. In the meantime, has the Ministry considered that Russia Hospital could attract funding and sponsorship from our friends out of the country if we were to consider re-naming it “Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Memorial Hospital”?
An hon. Member: Or Obama!
Or this Kenyan official.
James Orengo, the country’s minister of lands and a member of parliament for the Ugenya constituency, cited America’s election of a Kenyan-born president as an example of what can be accomplished when diverse peoples unite:
The Kenyan lawmaker told the nation’s parliament last month that Barack Obama was born in Africa and is therefore “not even a native American.”
The full quote; “If America was living in a situation where they feared ethnicity and did not see itself as a multiparty state or nation, how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the President of America?