Monday, December 29, 2008

Kenya's Influence with Obama - Parliament's own words

Our Framers inserted “Natural Born Citizen” for a specific reason as a requirement for the office of the President of the United States – concern of foreign influence on the Executive.

The Framers were concerned that “divided interests” could influence how the US President makes decisions, either while protecting the US in time of crisis or as a normal course of affairs and policy.

Being ONE person ...
there are fewer checks and balances for the Executive.

By contrast, a member of Congress was left without the Constitutional requirement of being a Natural Born Citizen – because there are more internal checks and balances with hundreds of members in the Legislative Branch.

Remember this from Fight The Smears: “As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children. Since Sen. Obama has neither renounced his U.S. citizenship nor sworn an oath of allegiance to Kenya, his Kenyan citizenship automatically expired on Aug. 4, 1982.”

Obama was born a UK citizen via his father, Barack Obama Sr. Barack Obama Jr’s British citizenship was changed to Kenyan citizenship on Dec. 11, 1963, when the African nation become independent from the UK (See Section 90 of the Kenyan Constitution )

Now, that's all in context

Here are some comments of the Kenyan Parliament from Nov. 5, 2008, on the morning after Barack Obama win of the US Presidential election on Nov. 4
(comments are from the 41 page document, with emphasis added):



Wednesday, 5th November, 2008

The House met at 9.00 a.m.
Back-up copy:

Dr. Khalwale: On a point of order, Mr.

Deputy Speaker, Sir. You have heard none other

than the Leader of Government Business

acknowledge that because of Obama's win in the

United States of America (USA), the House is

crippled. Could we allow him to move a Motion

for Adjournment so that we could also continue

the celebrations of having a Kenyan ruling the

USA? I humbly request!

Mr. Deputy Speaker: Order, Mr.

Vice-President! We are citizens of the Republic of

Kenya! This is a supreme institution of this

country. Our responsibility is to our country, first

and foremost. We are not citizens of the USA!

Much as we appreciate and we are all happy;

nonetheless we are a country ourselves.


So, it is not an excuse for a Minister to be

away from his own Parliament, because he is

celebrating the victory of another presidential

candidate in another country.

The Assistant Minister for Water and

Irrigation (Mr. Kiunjuri): Mr. Deputy Speaker,

Sir, as you can see, people are really celebrating.

However, I am wondering whether the Americans

have not reported to work and yet it is their

victory. I am also hoping that there will be no

homecoming for Obama. If there is one, the Leader

of Government Business should alert us in good

time so that we can set up a committee to organize

for his homecoming.

Ms. Odhiambo:Mr. Deputy Speaker, Sir, the

President-elect, Mr. Obama, is a son of the soil

of this country.

Mr. Deputy Speaker: President-elect has

not been sworn-in yet. The election of

President-elect Obama is of utmost national

importance to the United States of America. Ms.

Odhiambo, you are a lawyer. You had better be

very careful where you transgress between

watching your own sovereignty and what can be

interpreted in some quarters as some form of treason
(Ed. note: the threat of "treason" is not directed to Ms Odhiamdo personally, but rather concern over how Obama's "former" Kenyan Citizenship may be viewed by outsiders)

Mr. Affey:For the first time, we have a leader of

a great country in this world whose blood is





Hon. Members, as you may be aware,

the people of the United States of America

have just had a historic election where the son

of this soil, Barrack Hussein Obama, has been

elected the 44th President of the United States

of America…

The Vice-President and Minister for

Home Affairs (Mr. Musyoka):
As we do, as you said from the Chair, this is a

sovereign country. We know we can learn a lot.

To be able to support that blood relation, I

think we owe it to ourselves to make sure that

we have a peaceful country as Kenyans; a

country that will uphold the true principles of

the rule of law, democracy and tolerance

between ourselves

At the beginning of this year, Senator
Barrack Obama called me at midnight and told me:

"Mr. Vice President, could you make sure you sort

out this problem?" I want to assure him that the

problem has since been sorted out.

The Assistant Minister for Higher

Education, Science and Technology (Dr.


Mr. Temporary Deputy Speaker, Sir, I

would like to take this opportunity to also

congratulate Barrack Obama on his victory and

also say that even as we look at that victory say it

is possible, it is only possible because there are

structures in place in the US that make it possible

for any potential candidate to win, irrespective of

whether they have a lot of money which they have

gotten legally or illegally, they are from a different
ethnic group and how old they are.

Mr. Chanzu:I highly congratulate Obama and

salute Americans, Black, White and other races,

for what they have done in showing the world that

a leader can come from any community. I also

want to congratulate Kenyans for the support they

have shown. It showed the Americans that we

were supporting our own.

Mr. Ethuro:
Mr. Temporary Deputy Speaker, Sir, we

have done it! That is why I like this Motion coming

at this time of Obama - yes we can! We did it with

the Parliamentary Service Commission. We did it

with the Leader of the Official Opposition. We are
doing it with the Official Opposition Bill. We

are doing it with the establishment of the

Budget Office and we are doing it with the

Cabinet size! Yes we can!

Curb your Enthusiasm
It should be noted that after the Kenyan National Assembly returned for their afternoon session on Nov. 5, there is NO further mention of Barack Obama. Obama’s name was not uttered for the rest of that day and very rarely is he mentioned since Nov. 5 in sessions of the Kenyan Parliament.

Possible related story here: Kenya gags Obama’s extended family

It should be noted that these comments made by Kenyan officials do not necessarily prove that Barack Obama Jr was born in Kenya.

However, the comments DO show that Kenyan officials believe that Obama is one of their own – and subject to their influence in US foreign affairs.

With Obama being a citizen of Kenya from 1963 to 1982, nearly half of his life, one can only guess if it’s true.


  1. Since Obama is NOT a natural born citizen of the United States,-if 'push - came- to -shove',
    one would expect that he would naturally stand by his 'birth' country in making decisions, whether or not it was BEST for U.S.

  2. Pretty damning material. Certantly helps to explain why "Hot Rod" went to Africa, and BHO is set-up in Hawaii.

    Cleaning house on BOTH sides of the planet and I'm sure several dozen million went into some pockets in Kenya as well! LOL!


    When counting the electoral votes, either Congress finds by 1/8/09 that Obama, not being an Article II “natural born citizen”, fails to qualify as President whereupon Biden becomes the full fledged President under 3 USC 19 (free to pick his own VP such as Hillary) or thereafter defers to the Supreme Court to enjoin Obama’s inauguration with Biden becoming only Acting President under the 20th Amendment until a new President is duly determined.

    The preferable choice, at least for the Democrats, should seem obvious.


    1. Constitution Article II requires USA President to be “natural born citizen”.

    2. BHO’s website admits his dad was Kenyan/British, not American, citizen when BHO was born.

    3. BHO is therefore not a “natural born citizen” (irrespective of Hawaiian birth or whether he may be a 14th Amendment “citizen” of USA) — confirmed in the Senate’s own McCain qualification resolution (that both parents must be citizens of USA) co-authored by BHO.

    4. Supreme Court has already docketed two upcoming conferences, 1/9/09 and 1/16/09 — between dates Congress counts electoral votes (1/8/09) and Presidential inauguration (1/20/09) — to address Berg Case and fashion relief on BHO’s eligibility to be President.

    5. Since the fact of BHO’s dad being Kenyan/British not in dispute, Supreme Court rules on Summary Judgment to enjoin BHO’s inauguration as President.

    6. Therefore, BHO is not inaugurated as President.

    7. Vice President Elect Biden is inaugurated Acting President under the 20th Amendment to serve until new President is determined — the procedure for which determination to be set out by Congress and/or the Supreme Court so long as in conformance with the Constitution.


    IF, when counting the electoral votes, Congress WERE TO find by 1/8/09 that Obama — not being an Article II “natural born citizen” (father Kenyan/British, not American) — fails to qualify as President, Biden would become the full fledged President under 3 USC 19 (free to pick his own VP such as Hillary) AND THERE WOULD BE NO NEED FOR DEFERRAL TO THE SUPREME COURT to enjoin Obama’s inauguration relegating Biden to being merely Acting President under the 20th Amendment until a new President were duly determined.

    (The preferable choice, at least for the Democrats, would seem obvious.)

  5. A very interesting review of what was said by the Kenyan gov't. I wonder what they will say after the inaguration.