Skip to comments.Kenya PM dropped from Obama luncheon
Posted on 09/20/2009 10:25:17 AM PDT by Baladas
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 Kenyas 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.
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Odinga knows where the birth certificate is buried.
What no lunch with your CUZ!!!!
*snicker* Raille Odinga, under the bus because he knows his relative ain’t no American of any stripe.
Guess he learned he was a menu item.
Campaigning for Odinga: down the memory hole.
obamadingo is afraid he might blurt out something.
Sit back and reflect on how much good GWB did for africa aids programs. compare and contrast to the fact that ostupid can’t even get his half cousin out of a friggin’ hut!
That’s compassion for ya.
I dearly hope we get to exile the whole czar ministry plus leaders to a barren sandy stipe of land with no water.
So this guy, that Obama thought was grand enough to go all the way to Africa to support, is now considered unacceptable to even appear at a luncheon?
Wow. The brilliance of Obama’s judgment is stunning.
Yes, Odinga is the only person in the invited group that the Kenyan Clown has personally campaigned for.
For that matter, Obama's and Odinga's documented communications have probably been far more extensive than that with any other foreign government official.
That’s ‘zactly what this is about. It would give those rascally “conservative racists” an opening to bring up “commander zero’s” illegal contributions and campaigning for an islamist. Those same “racists” might also mention that, after losing the election odinga mau-maued his way into the prime minister’s seat by having his muslim thugs murder Christians, including burning churches with parishoners inside.
Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba!
There royal king cannot be tarnished even by Zazu(Odenga)
Probably did not like that Odinga brings as a gift the family pictures of Obama as an infant in Mombasa...
Some enterprising reporter ought to talk to Odinga while he’s smarting from the snub....
NO frckn way. Remember, Obama won’t release the visitor’s list!
Odinga still has a gag order on all Zero’s Kenyan relatives. He knows everything. He and Zero arranged the gag order. How much did Zero pay Odinga to silence Granny Obama and the rest of them who know where O was born.
Citizen journalist will be the ones to bring this corruption down! ANd FOX will be the station to watch.
The left cant help it they know if anything is news or going to be news...it starts on FOX....they shake at what
comes over the FOX Breaking News report.....
Obama must have found out they are giving him the Kenyan “Citizen Of The Year” award.
PLEASE!!! Make him mad so he WILL dig up the certificate!
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