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Kenya PM dropped from Obama luncheon
www.nation.co.ke ^ | 09/19/09 | NATION Team

Posted on 09/19/2009 8:43:01 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3

Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga arrived in the United States of America on Saturday night to news of cancellation of a luncheon with US President Barack Obama which had earlier been scheduled for later this week.

The news followed a round of confusion over whether he would attend the luncheon, hosted by the White House for selected leaders from sub-Saharan Africa on the sidelines of the 64th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

New York-based Kenyan ambassador to the UN Zachary Muburi-Muita told the Nation on Saturday night that the State Department contacted him on Friday to “disinvite” Mr Odinga from the September 22 luncheon with President Obama in New York for African leaders.

The ambassador last Monday confirmed to the Nation that he had received an invitation letter for the PM to attend the luncheon. A dispatch to the Foreign Affairs ministry from Kenya’s Ambassador to Washington, Mr Peter Ogego, seen by the Nation confirmed the cancellation.

On Saturday, the Mr Muburi-Muita said State Department officials told him that the earlier invitation was sent accidentally; that the luncheon is actually only for African heads of State and not heads of government.

But at the White House Press briefing on Friday, US ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said the following: “The President will also host on the 22nd a lunch for heads of state and government from sub-Saharan Africa.”

Mr Muburi-Muita said the cancellation was disappointing and did not know why the invitation was issued in the first place, only to be rescinded. “This is something we expect from a third world country, not from the United States,” he said. Mr Odinga will participate in the Opening of the 64th Session of the UN General Assembly and General Debate.

The Prime Minister will make his addresses to the General Assembly on the afternoon of Friday as the 12th speaker. While in the US, the PM will address a number of gatherings and bilateral meetings on critical issues in Kenya.

He is also scheduled to hold discussions with various Heads of State and Government. On Saturday, the Nation learnt from other government sources quoting a dispatch from Kenya’s ambassador to the US Peter Ogego, that no arrangements had been made for Mr Odinga and President Obama to meet.

In Nairobi, neither Foreign Affairs minister Moses Wetang’ula nor his PS Mwangi Thuita returned our calls. President Obama, the son of a Kenyan father, has kept his distance from both President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Odinga as a signal of US displeasure with Kenya’s response to official corruption, ethnic violence and police abuses.

The American leader chose Ghana as his first official destination in Africa, and he did not invite Mr Odinga to a White House meeting when the Prime Minister visited the US in June.

Kenya has been left out of the list of 40-plus countries invited to the luncheon, and will be among nations the US is snubbing because of disputes over their governance or an antagonistic relationship with Washington. They include Eritrea, Guinea, Madagascar, Niger, Sudan and Zimbabwe.

“We are looking to have a dialogue with responsible leaders about the future of Africa’s economic and social development,” Susan Rice said on Monday in announcing the luncheon.

It has however been confirmed that Mr Odinga will attend a High-Level Meeting on Climate Change at the UN General Assembly and hold a number of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Assembly and another on Level Event on Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries.

Hold discussions

He will hold discussions with the Clinton Global Initiative, attend the Africa Investor Index Series Summit and be at the Head of State/Government Roundtable within the General Assembly. The PM will also hold discussions with the International Contact Group on Somalia to discuss the situation in the neighbouring country.

On Thursday, the PM will deliver a lecture at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Public Administration on his Vision on the Challenges of Democratic Transition and Transfer of Power in Africa. Mr Odinga is accompanied by Cabinet ministers John Michuki, Beth Mugo and Wycliffe Oparanya.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 200909; 20090922; bho44; bhoafrica; cgi; climatechange; clintonglobalinit; econuts; globalinitiative; globalwarming; nevermind; obama; odinga; pm; railaodinga; subsaharanafrica; underthebus
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“This is something we expect from a third world country, not from the United States,”
1 posted on 09/19/2009 8:43:01 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3
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To: TornadoAlley3

Is that any way to treat your cousin?


2 posted on 09/19/2009 8:44:57 PM PDT by MrLuigi (incompetence)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Here's then-U.S. Senator Obama shilling for a radical Marxist thug. Why the Stupid Party didn't bring this up in the election is beyond me.

3 posted on 09/19/2009 8:45:18 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("It (Gov't) can't make you happier, healthier, wealthier, and wise" - Sarah Palin 07/26)
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To: TornadoAlley3

So I guess there’s room under the bus for his cousin.


4 posted on 09/19/2009 8:45:24 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Achtung. preparen zie fur die obamahopenchangen.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Didn’t Odinga have something to do with the murders of opposition in his country????


5 posted on 09/19/2009 8:45:36 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Democrat party has always been the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism and surrender)
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To: goodnesswins

yes.


6 posted on 09/19/2009 8:46:57 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Maybe now the Kenyan govt will stop standing in the way of COLB researchers?


7 posted on 09/19/2009 8:46:59 PM PDT by tpmintx (Liberalism: Solving problems caused by Jealousy - with solutions based on Lies. (Think Green!))
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To: SlowBoat407

The Prime Minister is going to have lunch with Orly Taitz instead.

Unless his cousin changes his mind.


8 posted on 09/19/2009 8:47:00 PM PDT by MrLuigi (incompetence)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Kenyan logic for a feeble attempt at plausible deniability?


9 posted on 09/19/2009 8:47:30 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Odinga has strong support by Muslim fundamentalists, and made a bad habit of locking Christians in their churches and ethnic Indians in their stores, then burning them down.


10 posted on 09/19/2009 8:48:24 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: TornadoAlley3
Kenya PM dropped from Obama luncheon

Getting pretty crowded under the Obama repudiation bus.
11 posted on 09/19/2009 8:49:22 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: TornadoAlley3

lol
they can’t stop themselves


12 posted on 09/19/2009 8:49:49 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: MrLuigi

The Prime Minister is going to have lunch with Orly Taitz instead.

Unless his cousin changes his mind.


LOL......... good one.


13 posted on 09/19/2009 8:50:06 PM PDT by deport
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To: gaijin

Great.
You just had to give AG Holder new ideas for his thugs.


14 posted on 09/19/2009 8:50:51 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: MrLuigi

Well his brother does live in a hut. Obama says we are our brother’s keepers but he doesn’t do a thing for his own.


15 posted on 09/19/2009 8:50:51 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Remember the gorgeous “prostitute” on those Acorn tapes, the one with “the pimp”..? Where they’re trying to import the underage El Salvadorian girls?

Her “working name” was KENYA..! I’m serious..! Hilarious, huh? He says it clearly on the tapes like 5 times.

They chose that cuz it was catchy, but also knowing how funny it would be when it ALL CAME OUT..! ahhahaha!


16 posted on 09/19/2009 8:51:34 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: TornadoAlley3
On Thursday, the PM will deliver a lecture at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Public Administration on his Vision on the Challenges of Democratic Transition and Transfer of Power in Africa.

Odinga's idea of "Democratic Transition" and "Transfer of Power" consists of sending guys like those below to burn, loot, and pillage, when you lose an election, and not recalling them until you at least get a new office created just for you and not mentioned in the Constitution. (Sort of like Czar, only even more powerful).

Nice guys too

The guy with the brick is identified as a Luo, same as Odinga and Obama Sr.

17 posted on 09/19/2009 8:52:00 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: kalee

“Well his brother does live in a hut. Obama says we are our brother’s keepers but he doesn’t do a thing for his own.”

____________________________________________________________

Even Jimmuh kept Billy well stocked.


18 posted on 09/19/2009 8:52:34 PM PDT by MrLuigi (incompetence)
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To: TornadoAlley3; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; george76; PhilDragoo; Candor7; BP2; ...
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Kenya PM dropped from 0bama luncheon

19 posted on 09/19/2009 8:53:09 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Here's then-U.S. Senator Obama shilling for a radical Marxist thug. Why the Stupid Party didn't bring this up in the election is beyond me.

Make that a radical Marxist Muslim thug

20 posted on 09/19/2009 8:53:20 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: TornadoAlley3

Obama doesn’t care who he slaps in the face. If he is willing to double cross his own relatives; what kind of man is he?


21 posted on 09/19/2009 8:55:34 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: LucyT

Bad table manners?


22 posted on 09/19/2009 8:55:38 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: LucyT

0bama will bow to a Saudi, but snub his own?

Maybe he’s afraid 0dingy will propose a toast to 0bama’s Kenyan birthplace....


23 posted on 09/19/2009 8:57:11 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 241 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void

YUP....maybe a little blackmail will be forthcoming??? Hmmmm....doubtful....this is probably just an orchestrated show...


24 posted on 09/19/2009 8:58:23 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Democrat party has always been the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism and surrender)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Hey Odinga bring Obama’s birth certificate with you. Hahahaa...


25 posted on 09/19/2009 8:58:49 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: LucyT

He will hold discussions with the Clinton Global Initiative

He will hold discussions with the Clinton Global Initiative

He will hold discussions with the Clinton Global Initiative

He will hold discussions with the Clinton Global Initiative


26 posted on 09/19/2009 8:59:29 PM PDT by MestaMachine (One if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by Air Force 1.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
President Obama, the son of a Kenyan father, has kept his distance from both President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Odinga as a signal of US displeasure with Kenya’s response to official corruption, ethnic violence and police abuses.

Yeah, right.

Someone smarter than Obama knows that the right will erupt in a week-long talkathon about his stumping for the murdering thug Odinga when he was a US Senator if he officially, and formally greets him in the White House.

Rahm and Axelrod already have their hands full with damage control over ACORN and Van Jones, and probably threw a fit when they found out that Odinga was on the guest list.

27 posted on 09/19/2009 8:59:51 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Hmmmmm, Obama seems a little sensitive these days.


28 posted on 09/19/2009 9:02:32 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: TornadoAlley3
President Obama, the son of a Kenyan father, has kept his distance from both President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Odinga as a signal of US displeasure with Kenya’s response to official corruption, ethnic violence and police abuses.

Uh, huh.

29 posted on 09/19/2009 9:03:40 PM PDT by scott7278 (Obama, Klaatu barada nikto!)
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To: goodnesswins

That’s racist. Mail-of-color is a slightly more acceptable term...


30 posted on 09/19/2009 9:07:00 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 241 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: MrLuigi
The Prime Minister is going to have lunch with Orly Taitz instead. Unless his cousin changes his mind.

Very interesting proposition.

If Odinga actually has an original Kenyan long form bc on file for Obama, then he's got leverage like nobody's business.

Which begs the question: knowing this to be the case, why would the Obama WH snub Odinga like this?

Could Obama be holding some counter-leverage over Odinga that is so large it would keep Odinga from spilling the beans?

Perhaps they're still haggling over the price of Odinga's continued silence and help in the cover-up.

31 posted on 09/19/2009 9:07:13 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Yep, our white house has always been used to entertain mass murderers. Can’t wait to get this a**hat out of office.


32 posted on 09/19/2009 9:08:08 PM PDT by calex59 (FUBO, we want our constitution back and we intend to get it!)
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To: LucyT
This is something we expect from a third world country, not from the United States,” he said.

Well, sir...Bo is trying his best to turn the U.S. into a third world country. Just give him a little more time.

33 posted on 09/19/2009 9:09:23 PM PDT by azishot
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To: null and void

HAHAHAHA...”mail of color” yeah....I’ll TRY and remember that.


34 posted on 09/19/2009 9:10:38 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Democrat party has always been the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism and surrender)
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To: goodnesswins

};^P>


35 posted on 09/19/2009 9:11:21 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 241 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

What idiot scheduled a photo op with the Prime Minister from Obama’s true birth nation? What were they thinking?


36 posted on 09/19/2009 9:16:42 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: TornadoAlley3

bttt


37 posted on 09/19/2009 9:21:04 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: TornadoAlley3; All

Odinga taught Obama everything he knows about taking over government - even after you lose the election.


38 posted on 09/19/2009 9:24:44 PM PDT by CyberAnt (Michael Yon: "The U.S. military is the most respected institution in Iraq.")
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To: TornadoAlley3

Alcorn happened.


39 posted on 09/19/2009 9:26:18 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: MrLuigi
The Prime Minister is going to have lunch with Orly Taitz instead.

Well, he can always sell her another fake "Kenyan" birth certificate for Orly to submit as evidence.

40 posted on 09/19/2009 9:28:10 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: lonestar

Knock the L out of ACORN...I was watching football scores! lol


41 posted on 09/19/2009 9:28:51 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: MrLuigi
"The Prime Minister is going to have lunch with Orly Taitz instead."

"Unless his cousin changes his mind."


42 posted on 09/19/2009 9:29:47 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: TornadoAlley3

obama must be afraid that he would hand him a copy of his birth certificate IN PUBLIC!!!!


43 posted on 09/19/2009 9:30:13 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: TornadoAlley3

Nothing more than a hidden meeting....can’t flaunt a luncheon with him so will have a private dinner in the family quarters or at Camp David. This dis-invite is for public consummation ONLY. [we’ve learned their tactics well.]


44 posted on 09/19/2009 9:31:45 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: LucyT

Prolly gunna be a “private” meeting...mmmmm...


45 posted on 09/19/2009 9:32:09 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Maybe he was bringing Obozo the missing birth certificate.


46 posted on 09/19/2009 9:34:49 PM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Are they afraid Ogega will make another gaffe on Kenya being Obama’s birthplace? LOL


47 posted on 09/19/2009 9:39:51 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: TornadoAlley3
African kin seek Obama's help

KOGELO, Kenya - After Barack Obama was elected to the US Senate in 2004, a delegation from the remote African village where his father was raised journeyed to Washington, seeking financial help. But Obama offered them advice, not money.

Now that Obama has moved to the White House, expectations of financial benefit have grown even greater in this tiny hamlet where water is still delivered to thatched huts on the backs of donkeys.*

*Obama is using the backs of donkeys (democrats) to carry his health care plan (sarcasm)

48 posted on 09/19/2009 9:41:25 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: El Gato

Just the Kenya branch of Acorn. And what Obama wants to have happen here.


49 posted on 09/19/2009 9:44:07 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: TornadoAlley3; All

The Kenyan government wants some American dollars from the America's Kenyan president. They've made that clear since that Nov 5, 2008 Kenyan Parliament meeting.

Perhaps an ultimatum was going to be made about Odinga revealing certain Kenyan “documentation” to the world, and Obama got the Kenyan flu to avoid it.

That's what makes Obama the classic security threat that would disqual any other civilians from obtaining a TS clearance - lots of opportunities to blackmail him from many different governments with strong intelligence agencies.


50 posted on 09/19/2009 9:50:28 PM PDT by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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