More and more people are coming out of the woodwork claiming Kenya as Obama’s birth place.
First, Grandma Obama said she saw with her own eyes the birth of baby Punk in Kenya. Then, it was a Nigerian paper describing Obama as “born in Kenya.” Even Obama’s own wife, Michelle, referred to Kenya as Obama’s “home country” in a speech in Denver in 2008. Then, it’s the “progressive” National Public Radio in 2008 describing then-Senator Obama as “Kenyan-born” and a “son of Africa.”
The latest “birther”is a Kenyan government official named James Orengo.
As reported by Drew Zahn of World Net Daily on April 11, 2010, Orengo told Kenya’s parliament last month that Barack Obama was born in Africa and is therefore “not even a native American.” Orengo is not a wacko, but Kenya’s minister of lands and a member of parliament.
During debate over the draft of a new Kenyan constitution, Orengo cited America’s election of a Kenyan-born president as an example of what can be accomplished in multicultural America:
“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?”
Orengo’s words were recorded in the Kenyan government’s official March 25, 2010, hansard – a traditional name for printed transcripts of a parliamentary debate. No other MPs attempted to correct Orengo’s comments about Obama.
Either all these people — Grandma Obama, Michelle Obama, NPR, and James Orenga — are crazy or the Punk was born in Kenya!
~Eowyn & Steve