Kenyan Government Imposes Second Gag Order on Obama’s Extended Family

by Phil on 12/21/2008

The first order was done some days prior to November 4, 2008. And yesterday, WorldNetDaily reported that the Kenyan government wants no media contact “because we want to ensure better flow of information:”

The Kenyan government has barred unapproved contacts between the media and President-elect BarackObama’s extended family.

Family members will be required to receive permission from the government before making any public statements about their famous relative, according to the Nairobi Star.

“We are doing this because we want to ensure better flow of information,” Athman Said, an under-secretary in the Ministry of Heritage, told the Obama family in Kogelo.

“The government has decided that you should inform its officers who will be based here if you want to address the media.”

Journalists wishing to speak with the family must first be approved by the government.

This is not the first attempt to block press interest in President-elect Obama’s African connections.

Prior to the U.S. election, WND senior staff reporter Jerome R. Corsi was detained in Kenya while investigating Obama’s close ties to the nation’s prime minister, Raila Odinga.

The Kenyan official who reportedly orchestrated the detention was Odinga himself, according to WND sources inside Kenya.

Corsi, whose recent book, “The Obama Nation,” raised questions about the Democrat when he was a candidate for president, had scheduled a news conference in Nairobi to discuss his discoveries during his visit this fall.

However, he was detained by immigration officials and held without food for much of a day until he was escorted onto his already-booked flight leaving Kenya with the sendoff, “See you in hell.”

Corsi had earlier seen the flow of information stymied by the Obama campaign itself:

“I was able to interview Obama’s uncle, Sayid Obama, the brother of Obama’s father, when I was doing the research for ‘The Obama Nation,’” Corsi said. “But Auma Obama, Obama’s half-sister, declined an interview by telephone, telling me that the Obama campaign had advised the Obama family not to speak with me, either from the United States by phone, or in person in Kenya.”

Two weeks ago, parliament passed the Kenya Communications Amendment Bill, a controversial measure that gives the state power to raid TV stations and newspaper offices, as well as to control broadcast content. The bill awaits the approval or rejection of President Kibaki.

Kenya’s press independence was tested in 2006 when armed and masked police officers raided news offices following a series of exposés about official corruption.

While the latest attempt to embargo news about and from the president-elect’s African family may anticipate passage of the “media gag” bill, economics, tourism and boosterism are also part of the equation.

Under-secretary Said, who informed the Obamas they were muzzled, announced the Obama Cultural Home project, which will include a museum, a gallery and a leadership center in the family’s town of Kogelo. A video featuring Mama Sarah Obama, the president-elect’s step-grandmother, will relate the Obamas’ family history. Said added that the Ministry of Heritage is negotiating with the U.S. government to display Obama’s publications.

Remember that it was the Socialist call for “CHANGE” all around the world that brought individuals such as Raila Odinga (PM of Kenya) to power not so much through legitimate election, but via social upheaval in the name of the tyranny of the majority.

-Phil

There are 6 comments in this article:

  1. 12/21/2008bob strauss says:

    What could anyone in Kenya have to say that would need to be censored? Surely those stories about “Obama” being born in Kenya aren’t true? There has been nothing about this on the TV. Those stories are coming from right wing loons, and sore losers. This is the CRAP I’ve heard from our main street media. Where the hell is the voice of the people? People in this country have been dumb ed down so far, and so many are so ignorant, the ones that are left have to fight the damn trial lawyers. The press used to be the voice of the people, to draw all people together with a common voice against government. Now the press is owned by foreigners with their own agendas in mind. I have no respect for these so called “news” people, that read a script, instead of doing actual reporting. Viewer, BEWARE!! Where the hell is the FBI??? Arrest this BASTARD!!

  2. 12/21/2008Anonymous says:

    I hope an attorney will file a petition to the Supreme Court of the U.S. to ask this question:

    Shall the Supreme Court of the U.S. use their legal authority to over-turn and repeal Hawaii laws about birth certificates because
    they allow a foreign born person to receive a new birth certificate in Hawaii and then the government of Hawaii seals the original foreign birth certificate; and these laws of Hawaii deprive voters in the U.S.A. of their right to vote for a natural born citizen and are un-Constitutional, so the Court has a right to repeal these state laws of Hawaii that are un-Constitutional, right?

    Hawaii Revised Statutes
    HRS 0338-0020 0005.htm
    (a) the department of health shall establish a
    Hawaii certificate of birth
    for a person born in a foreign country
    and child by adoptive parent or parents.

    Hawaii Revised Statutes
    HRS 0578-0014.htm
    (b) if a new birth certificate…
    is issued, the original birth certificate
    shall be sealed.

    Hawaii Revised Statutes
    HRS 0338-0041.htm
    (b) any certificate of Hawaiin birth
    issued heretofore under or by virtue of
    any evidence
    overcome by competent evidence
    of nonidentification.
    4 U.S.D.C. Haw. 258.
    Certificate not controlling.

    I would imagine that the above case cite:
    “4 U.S.D.C. Haw. 258.
    Certificate not controlling.”
    is what Mr. Obama spent a fortune paying his
    attorneys to tap dance around.

    Should be some show!

    Put we need a star performer for our side!
    All of the actions filed so far
    miss this incredible point.

    The laws of Hawaii
    violate the Constitution of the United States
    and deprive voters of informed consent
    necessary to vote
    for a natural born citizen.

    The laws of Hawaii
    seriously and willfully and intentionally
    allow a foreigner
    to bring a small son
    into Hawaii,
    under the guise of one adopted parent,
    and have the government of Hawaii
    seal the original foreign birth certificate
    and issue a new one claiming the boy
    was born in Hawaii;
    and how many terrorists
    would love to get their kid into the
    U.S.A. this way,
    knowing that some terrorist training
    camps start boys at age 7?

    Hawaii state laws need to be repealed.

    We need a star performer.
    We need an attorney who knows the
    right legal questions to ask the Supreme Court
    of the United States,
    starting with:

    Shall the Supremem Court of the United States
    repeal Hawaii birth certificate
    laws because they deprive registered voters
    in the U.S.A. of the necessary material facts
    to make an informed choice and vote
    for a natural born citizen?

  3. 12/21/2008Ted says:

    If 1/20/09 comes and goes with a usurper in the Whitehouse (that is, Obama is definitely NOT an Article II “natural born citizen” — dad Kenyan/British citizen at BHO’s birth –albeit he MAY BE a 14th Amendment “citizen”) with usurper enablers in Congress and the Supreme Court … God help us because many of the people will — rightfully and under our Constitution and Declaration of Independence — endeavor through other means to take back the Government from what is nothing less than a non-constitutional coup d’etat.

    SCOTUS now does have the power to forestall that grim yet inevitable scenario, otherwise the blood and possible loss of our Constitutional Republic is SQUARELY ON THEIR HEADS.

  4. 12/21/2008Aristotle the Hun says:

    So Obama is silent about his own grandmother having her civil rights violated.

    She is being denied the right of free speech. Why isn’t Obama advocating for her. He could start a blog: “Let My Grandma Speak.blogger.com”

    Of course Granma will say she was present when Obama was born in Kenya. But doesn’t she have the right to say that? FREE OBAMA’S GRANDMA!

  5. 12/21/2008Kris says:

    Now if this guy REALLY wants to be President:

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-arnold22-2008dec22,0,4603515.story

    why wouldn’t he REALLY want the Obama background to come to light? It could lay the groundwork for his own ambitions!

  6. 12/23/2008bob strauss says:

    The cover up of “Obama” is now being perpetuated by the Kenyan Government. How nice! Not only is the American press covering for “Obama” now it has extended internationally to Muslims in Kenya.They really want him to be the President. That way he will be in position to grease Raila Odinga. Isn’t it wonderful? What is next?

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