Skip to comments.Obama's Kenyan grandmother to attend inauguration
Posted on 01/06/2009 11:17:12 PM PST by FocusNexus
Sarah Obama, 86, will fly from her native Kenya to attend the inaugural festivities, the Kenyan government announced on Tuesday.
Sarah Hussein Onyango Obama isn't actually related to the next president by blood - she was the third wife of Barack Obama's paternal grandfather. The two must speak through an interpreter as she knows only a few words of English.
But they formed a close bond when he first visited Kenya in 1988.
Sarah Obama will attend a pan-African celebration the night of the inauguration. It's not the first time she's been to Washington: she came in 2004 to celebrate her step-grandson's inauguration into the U.S. Senate.
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Obama family prepares to jet out for his inauguration
I really need a program to figure out who is who in Obama’s highly dysfunctional family.
I prefer Sarah Nobama, mother and barracuda.
Is this the grandmother who allegedly said she witnessed O’s birth in Kenya?
Why is it that 0 doesn’t resemble his Kenyan relatives, IMO?
She didn’t allegedly say it; she said it.
You would be more correct to say “Is this the grandmother who said she witnessed Os alleged birth in Kenya?”
Well, is she the one?
Source for that?
“Is this the grandmother who allegedly said she witnessed O’s birth in Kenya?”
I went and checked, and apparently she is the one.
IS she going back afterwards and her “family”?
Dude had a lot of wives.
I hope she upchucks and starts rattling beads and shaking dead snakes in the air.....on live TV.
Not sure if I would have my dad’s third wife present at one of my children’s birth.
Then, hopefully, some trusty journalist who speaks Swahili will ask her about it!
I hope they interview her on tv and she says how great it was for her to witness first hand 0bama’s two greatest days. The day he was inaugurated and the day he was born in Kenya.
Not if she can find 0bama’s aunt who is here illegally.
In Bantu Africa, any sister, a whole or particial sister, is considered to be a "Mother" to the child. They call it an extended family. Simple.
Is this the "Grand Mother" who claims to have been at Barry's birth to an under aged mother, thus not conveying "citizenship" and a Kenyan, British subject?
Will she be allowed to speak to the press to confirm that BHO is not qualified to be our POTUS?
Hopefully, she brought her own body guards.
Yes, she’s the one.
And, I’m sure by now she’s been briefed.
Briefed? Isn’t it obvious by now that they don’t CARE if we know he was born in Kenya?
I hope she says that during Inauguration.. please do it.
When will this ‘black’ president’s white relative come on stage. Certainly there are distant cousins, aunts, uncles aside from Dick Chaney that could come forward dispelling the myth that he will be our first black president.
“Not if she can find 0bamas aunt who is here illegally.”
Are you referring to the one who was on the dole in Boston and then was ‘moved’? (was it for health reasons? I forget)
Probably less costly to fly the relative in from Kenya.
Yarkov Smirnoff: What a country!
Not only that, but remember that between 1958 and 1982, the first, and third wives of Barack Obama Sr. gave birth to six other children and a girlfriend of his gave birth to a seventh child. Of those seven children, six were boys. It would seem to me that a person would need a scorecard to keep up with them all.
Yes after all, Granny Sarah is the mother of Aunt Zeituni, is she not?
I would not be surprised that the Obama will physically be at the inauguration, from what I hear the Secret Service is so concerned they are discussing a televised event with him at a safer secure unknown location and its broadcasted on jumbo screens.
The other concept is to use the body double approach which just may happen.
Well it’s possible Frank Marshal Davis is his real father.
Or else he just looks like his uh handsome mother.
This is his real grandmother, not step-grandmother, at least according to the Associated Press:
Obama’s Kenyan Grandmother Attending Inaugural
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 1:30 PM
WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama’s Kenyan grandmother will be among the millions of people in Washington for the Inauguration.
Sarah Obama, the mother of Obama’s Kenyan-born father, will join representatives from the Kenyan government, African Union and African diplomats for an unofficial inaugural ball on Jan. 20. Organizers say Kenya’s foreign minister and the Boys Choir of Kenya also plan to travel to the United States for the invitation-only event at a Washington-area hotel.
Obama was born in Hawaii to a white mother from Kansas and a black father from Kenya. Obama’s father left when he a child and died in 1982. Obama was not especially close to his African family although he visited them on a 2006 trip to Kenya.
© 2009 Associated Press.
Can the AP get anything correct?
Obama’s paternal father also had a lot of wives. Word is that his marriage to Barack’s mother was illegitimate because it was bigamy (he was already married to another woman).
Details in this thread also indicate he visited Kenya in 1988.
Stalinists must have a busy time editing the Obama historical record.
Does the timeline currently include or exclude his trip to Pakistan (and what nation’s passport did he use)?
‘Don’t throw that missionary in the stew pot! He’s a friar!’
I think this is the first time she’s been released from house arrest for almost a year. She will not be allowed to speak with the press, that’s for sure. And they, of course, will bow down and obey. But they’ll maybe use her as a photo-op of some sort.
Or maybe not.
Odinga is supposed to be coming, too? I wonder if they’ll take any pictures of this terrorist church burner?
i thought that obama first met sarah obama in kenya in 1983, the year after his father died.
he made the trip after leaving occidental college in los angeles and before he began classes at columbia college in new york city. on this trip he also traveled to pakistan with his roomates and indonesia to visit his mother.
Wonder where the money came from for these international jaunts, and what nation’s passport he used.
Obama Sr’s actual mother left after she gave birth to two children and Sarah is the one who raised them
Obama’s aunt who is here illegally and was living in public housing in Boston is now in Ohio and has retained an immigration attorney.
Madelyn Dunham’s siblings Charles, Margaret and Jon/Jack have rarely spoken with the media. Charles became the spokesperson when Madelyn was ill and is the uncle who lives in Chicago where he retired after years of working at the University of Chicago library. Margaret retired from teaching at a University and lives in N.C. while Jon/Jack lives in AZ. His grandfather’s brother Ralph was living in FL and I don’t know if he is still alive.
It has been rumored that Obama Sr is the Kenyan that Frank Marshall Davis wrote about in his autobiography as “...a Kenyan student split, leaving behind TWO pregnant blondes...”
“Obamas aunt who is here illegally and was living in public housing in Boston is now in Ohio and has retained an immigration attorney.”
Who HAD been living illegally/on the dole, in Boston...
Hey, did she sign up for a free ticket? (nah, probably gonna get a plane trip ... doncha think?)
(if it was my Aunt....)
Did Menino get an invite?
A ‘hummina, hummina, hummina’ moment (nod to Jackie Gleason)
Not needed. She brought her own body odor. Nobody can come within 3 miles.
I hope she brings her copies of the birth photos and the doctors and nurses in the Mombassa hospital.