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Obama monument to cost Sh112 million (Kenyan Shilling)
Sunday Nation ^ | November 1, 2009

Posted on 10/31/2009 10:18:44 PM PDT by Red Steel

The Kenyan Government plans to build a Sh112 million cultural centre in honour of US President Barack Obama at his ancestral home in Kogelo. The Sunday Nation has learnt that the proposal to construct the Obama Cultural and Leadership Centre, will be part of discussions by permanent secretaries during a meeting at Nairobi's Harambee House on Monday.

The project is meant to attract a large number of tourists from across the world, who may be interested in visiting the ancestral home of the man who surmounted racial barriers, to become the president of the world’s most powerful nation.

Ironically, the government is seeking to cash in on Obama’s ancestry, even as Washington steps up pressure on Nairobi to carry out judicial and security reforms, that are considered vital to save Kenya from another round of politically inspired violence.

The meeting of PSs called for on Monday by Head of Public Service Francis Muthaura, will discuss the tourism project and compensation to the US President’s family in Siaya for the land, among other agenda items. The letter summoning the top State executives is dated October 29, 2009, and is signed by Mr Muthaura’s deputy, Sam Mwale.

The circular says this development now places tourism-related issues firmly in the national development, planning, budgeting and decision making by providing the ideal legal and policy framework.

“Owing to the crucial position that tourism occupies in the national development agenda, especially in the delivery of the goals of the Kenya Vision 2030, it is expected that Parliament will give this Bill priority,” the circular seen by the Sunday Nation says.

Cultural centre

The Culture and National Heritage ministry had announced early this year that it had proposed a cultural centre comprised of a museum, a gallery, a library and a leadership centre to be created in Kogelo. The move that declares Kogelo a tourism site came after the Cabinet approved a new Tourism Bill and Policy in August.

Heritage minister William Ole Ntimama confirmed to the Sunday Nation on Saturday that the government had decided to make President Obama’s father’s Kogelo home a national heritage site. “This is a great opportunity to open up the western tourism circuit, and we have asked Treasury to find us some money so that we can roll out a number of projects that will make this a truly memorable cultural site,” Mr Ntimama said.

A proposed Tourism Bill, which will provide the legal basis for the policy, proceeds to Parliament for debate and enactment. Currently, tourism is governed by several fragmented Acts of Parliament and legal notices, including those establishing existing public institutions.

According to the National Tourism Policy, Kenya has traditionally been regarded and developed as a coastal (beach) and wildlife safari destination. “The National Tourism Policy seeks to develop and diversify tourism products in Kenya. The strategies to develop and diversify tourism products will focus mainly on eco-tourism, conference tourism, sports, and cultural tourism,” it explains.

It states that the potential exists to spread tourism to new areas away from the most visited and crowded destinations, especially western Kenya, North Rift, Central and North Eastern provinces.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; certifigate; kenya; kogelo; monument; obama; obamalibrary; obamashrine; shrine; thekenyan
A lot of money for an Obama shrine

...for someone who is not even from Kenya. /sarc


1 posted on 10/31/2009 10:18:44 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

They should save the money for Zero’s library I can’t think of a more proper place for it to be built.


2 posted on 10/31/2009 10:20:28 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

I was just about to say that LoL!


3 posted on 10/31/2009 10:21:37 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: LucyT

Ping


4 posted on 10/31/2009 10:22:25 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
That's only $0.37 :)

Zimbabwe 100 Trillion Dollars

5 posted on 10/31/2009 10:23:31 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: Kartographer
"They should save the money for Zero’s library I can’t think of a more proper place for it to be built."

Zero is probably going to send them the money - courtesy of the American tax payers.

6 posted on 10/31/2009 10:23:59 PM PDT by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: Red Steel
US President Barack Obama at his ancestral home in Kogelo

Ancestral home? What do they mean by that?
7 posted on 10/31/2009 10:24:42 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: Red Steel
Palace/Coup to fly to?

Did somebody in Pockystain recently get ahold of some old passport travel records?????

Hmmmmm........

8 posted on 10/31/2009 10:30:29 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Ifanationexpects tobe ignorantandfree,inastateofcivilization,itexpects whatneverwas andnever will be)
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To: Red Steel

BTTT


9 posted on 10/31/2009 10:31:59 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: Red Steel

Is Ondinga behind this?


10 posted on 10/31/2009 10:49:23 PM PDT by DBrow (Thank You Al Gore You Saved Earth!)
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To: Red Steel

Yeah this makes sense. There aren’t any people starving in the streets living in hell over there or anything. No lets build this to honor Kenyan Barack.


11 posted on 10/31/2009 10:51:07 PM PDT by vpintheak (4-times an extremist)
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To: vpintheak

The cost in US dollars is $1,489,358.86

The monetary conversion website.

http://coinmill.com/KES_calculator.html#KES=112000000.00


12 posted on 10/31/2009 11:03:56 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel; rocco55; thouworm; rxsid; GOPJ; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; george76; ...
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Obama monument to cost Sh112 million (Kenyan Shilling)

13 posted on 10/31/2009 11:08:55 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Red Steel

14 posted on 10/31/2009 11:18:38 PM PDT by MestaMachine (One if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by Air Force 1, 4 if by Thread.)
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To: Red Steel


Who says the money is for the shrine?

15 posted on 10/31/2009 11:20:07 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: LucyT

the residents of the slums in Nairobi will be delighted...

16 posted on 10/31/2009 11:39:45 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Red Steel

bet we have to make a hefty dontation...


17 posted on 10/31/2009 11:45:07 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: LucyT

18 posted on 10/31/2009 11:46:27 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Red Steel
obama chia pet

Sh112 million = 19.95 U.S.

I have just the thing.

19 posted on 10/31/2009 11:51:50 PM PDT by zipper
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To: Fred Nerks

The new shrine will have public toilets too!


20 posted on 11/01/2009 12:01:14 AM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: BIGLOOK
Aint independence grand? At 12% of GDP tourism is a very important part of income of kenya...


21 posted on 11/01/2009 12:24:59 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: MestaMachine

The ears are too small.


22 posted on 11/01/2009 12:32:26 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Red Steel

Will the shrine include a replica of the Birthplace—the delivery room in Nairobi?

BTW: Are there any photos of the plaque that reportedly has been put up at the hospital in Nairobi where Soetoro was born?


23 posted on 11/01/2009 12:34:58 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Arthur McGowan
I think it looks like a photoshop:


24 posted on 11/01/2009 1:21:57 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Red Steel

Yeah and they should place his long form birth certificate in the cornerstone!


25 posted on 11/01/2009 1:51:31 AM PDT by timetostand (Defund the left!! Defund the Federal Beast!)
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To: zipper

He looks like Caesar, the previous most powerful writer in history.


26 posted on 11/01/2009 1:07:01 AM PST by Rastus
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To: Fred Nerks

Somebody wasn’t even trying with that one. The font is terrible. The whole place looks like that Hollywood school that was used for the movie Summer School.


27 posted on 11/01/2009 1:08:31 AM PST by Rastus
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To: Fred Nerks

Yep. Needs some work with the carve/emboss filter — plus some noise and a lot of gamma correction and drop shadow to match the “plaque” to the background. Strictly amateurish...


28 posted on 11/01/2009 3:38:58 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: Fred Nerks

Definitely photoshopped!!!


29 posted on 11/01/2009 4:52:20 AM PST by danamco
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To: Rastus
He looks like Caesar, the previous most powerful writer in history.

He'd better hope Bill Ayers never goes public with the original manuscript from 'Dreams'.

30 posted on 11/01/2009 5:01:24 AM PST by zipper
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To: LucyT
According to the National Tourism Policy, Kenya has traditionally been regarded and developed as a coastal (beach) and wildlife safari destination.

Gosh, I wonder if BO and his family will ever vacation there instead of Martha's Vinyard?

31 posted on 11/01/2009 5:38:52 AM PST by azishot
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To: LucyT
This will be the backside of the statue:


32 posted on 11/01/2009 7:26:44 AM PST by Lady Jag (Double your income. Fire the government)
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To: Lady Jag

Excellent. This one would sell even more than “Dreams of My Father”. Thanks for the post.


33 posted on 11/01/2009 9:09:32 AM PST by NorwegianViking
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To: Kartographer

ROFL!!

Problem is Obama probably funded the shrine with stimulus money.


34 posted on 11/01/2009 11:41:09 AM PST by OafOfOffice (Constitution is not neutral.It was designed to take the government off the backs of people-Douglas)
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To: Red Steel

Remember the radio show that called into the Kenyan (gayto or whatever his name was) who said there is already a shrine where Obama was born.

A dictator needs many of them.


35 posted on 11/01/2009 11:43:46 AM PST by OafOfOffice (Constitution is not neutral.It was designed to take the government off the backs of people-Douglas)
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To: rawcatslyentist

An interesting question. Could be an Indonesian passport.

They only need to publicly insinuate, true or not, that they have it and they will have him by the short hairs. Once they figure this out aid to Pokeystain will double.


36 posted on 11/02/2009 8:13:13 AM PST by PA-RIVER (Don't blame me. I voted for the American guy.)
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To: MestaMachine
Holy smoke! Those Easter Island carvings look just like Zero. Bad omen.
37 posted on 11/02/2009 8:22:29 AM PST by F.J. Mitchell (America is ailin'-the cure is Palin.)
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To: F.J. Mitchell

I know. I almost believe he is really an alien lifeform. Anal probes and all that.


38 posted on 11/02/2009 8:33:55 AM PST by MestaMachine (One if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by Air Force 1, 4 if by Thread.)
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