Very interesting, I never expected that anyone would find the names and details of the grandfather’s employers. Thanks.
To: Fred Nerks
No surprise, but the chronology doesn't agree with "Dreams." According to the book, when BO, Sr. was expelled from secondary school, his father got him a clerk's job in Mombasa. When he got himself fired from that job, Onyango, who, according to the book was living in Alego at the time, told him "to go away." So BO, Sr. went to Nairobi....where he married Kezia, and Roy was born in 1958.
But, according to Gloria Hagberg, her husband worked for USIS in Nairobi from 1956 to 1959, and while living in the house provided by USIS during that period, Hussein Onyango Obama was their cook, and his son, BO, Sr., visited him there.
So, contrary to the author's statement that "Many of these points have been corroborated in Barack Obamas journey of discovery of his Kenyan roots Dreams From My Father," well no, they haven't. The points are contradicted, not corroborated -- but I doubt that like most writers eager to burn incense at the altar of Barack, Dana Seidenberg actually bothered to read the book.
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