Obama’s Half Brother Busted For Pot Possession In Kenya

By | January 31, 2009

Click to enlarge the photoThe half brother of President Barack Obama, George Obama, was arrested by Kenyan police on charges of marijuana possession, CNN reported Saturday.

He was also accused by Kenyan police of resisting arrest. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

A reporter with CNN talked with George Obama in jail, and the president’s brother denied the charges against him.

Barack and George Obama share the same father, who died in a car accident when George was six- years-old.

george obama arrested over marijuanaThe brothers met only once, a meeting in which the president described in his book, “Dreams Of My Father,” as a “painful affair.”

Reporters found George Obama last year living in a Kenyan slum with his mother’s extended family.

via Obama’s Half Brother Busted For Pot Possession In Kenya | AHN | January 31, 2009.

“George Obama has not even been aware of his famous brother until very close to the US elections and remained out of the spotlight until August 2008, when the Italian Vanity Fair published an article saying George Obama lived in poverty and his house was a shack.

George Obama was arrested in Kenya on a charge for possession of marijuana, according to police.“I was brought up well. I live well even now. The magazines, they have exaggerated everything,” was George Obama’s outraged response to the publication.” – noinvite

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.

“They took me from my home,” he said, “I don’t know why they are charging me.” – cnn

2 thoughts on “Obama’s Half Brother Busted For Pot Possession In Kenya

  1. John Bailo

    The amazing thing about this is that anyone in Kenya was arrested for drugs! Don’t they smoke pot every every meal over there? Guess not…

  2. jay jayo

    It’s pretty much illegal everywhere, howver many places do not really enforce that, such as amsterdam. in some poor countries the cops will usually look away, because in some of their cities it is a major source of income.
    But yea very stupid of them to arrest george, it created more trouble than if they wouldve just let him smoke that shit…

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