Meet Barack Obama’s ‘Lost’ Brother

Senator Barack Obama’s long lost brother has been tracked down for the first time living in a shantytown in Kenya, according to the reports.

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The Italian edition of Vanity Fair featured George Hussein Onyango Obama, who was living in a hut in a ramshackle town of Huruma on the outskirts of Nairobi.

The 26-year-old Obama, who was believed to be the youngest of the presidential candidate’s half-brothers, spoke for the first time about his life, which could not be more different than that of the Democratic contender.

He claimed: “No-one knows who I am. I live here on less than a dollar a month.”

His humble abode is a two metre by three metre shack, which has a décor of the football posetrs Italian football giants AC Milan and Inter. A calendar showing exotic beaches of the world also adds up to his wall, according to the Italy’s Vanity Fair magazine.

He had a front-page newspaper picture of his famous brother, born of the same father Barack Hussein Obama, but to a different mother, named only as Jael.

He said: “I live like a recluse, no-one knows I exist.”

He also revealed that he did not mention his famous half-brother in conversation because he felt embarrassed by his penury, saying: “If anyone says something about my surname, I say we are not related. I am ashamed.”

For ten years George Obama lived rough. However he now hopes to try to sort his life out by starting a course at a local technical college.

On meeting his famous older brother, he shared that he only met him twice – once when he was just five and the last time in 2006 when Senator Obama was on a tour of East Africa and visited Nairobi.

The Illinois senator mentions his brother in his autobiography, describing him in just one passing paragraph as a “beautiful boy with a rounded head”.

George Obama described their second meeting as “very brief, we spoke for just a few minutes. It was like meeting a complete stranger.”

He concluded that he was no longer in contact with his mother, adding: “I have had to learn to live and take what I need. Huruma is a tough place, last January during the elections there was rioting and six people were hacked to death. The police don’t even arrest you they just shoot you. I have seen two of my friends killed. I have scars from defending myself with my fists. I am good with my fists.”



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  • Steve

    You have forced me to have “sympathy for the devil” in this case. This isn’t an appropriate line of attack.

    Obama’s deadbeat dad left Obama when he was only two. Didn’t have much contact with him afterwards.

    So, why should he feel any family loyalty to any of his father’s offspring after his father left him. Yeah, his father went around having child after child but if I was Barack, I would have no feeling once so ever for those offspring. If I had any feeling it would be one of antipathy.

    I hear this commonly happens, although in this case yeah, there were some unique factors. But I have heard that it is often the case where a father (sometimes a mother) abandons his “Starter family” and indeed becomes a very good father to his new family, but for the children of his first marriage he just for the most part cuts off relations with them.

    No wonder that the “starter children” would have so much resentment towards the “new children”. The new children have the father that he should have been for for the starter children but wasn’t.

    By making fun of this situation in the case of Barak you are alienating all the “starter children” out there who have found themselves in a similar situation.

    One thing I do find interesting about the whole “George Obama” thing is that his father named him Barack (an Arab name) and this guy George (an American name). Or is this just a nickname, like say Barry?

    But again, don’t blame Barack for not not helping a guy who really isn’t his brother except genetically. First we don’t even know if he knew about George, and even if he did why should he care? I honestly wouldn’t care if some offspring of my deadbeat dad who left my mother and I as a child lived or died. He would be like a stranger.

    Although, I am am just speculating on how I would feel as my dad never left my mother and I.

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    barack obama would be listed as one of the greatest presidents of the USA. he is really a great person:

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