Yup. You can tell they’re cousins.
Obama’s cousin Odinga likes to clean the slate too.
In 2006 Barack Obama took a trip to Kenya on the taxpayer’s dime.
While visiting Kenya as a guest of the government Obama campaigned for socialist Raila Odinga, who claims he is Obama’s cousin.
Odinga’s opponents said Odinga was using Obama “as his stooge.”
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Later Odinga was accused of starting genocide after the the death toll from tribal violence over a disputed 2007 election passed 1,000.
Now Odinga is clearing the way for an easy election win in 2012.
Seattle PI reported:
Six Kenyans must report to The Hague on Thursday for preliminary proceedings over charges of crimes against humanity. More than 1,000 Kenyans died and 600,000 were forced from their homes during the violence in late 2007 and early 2008.
Two of the six — Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and former Higher Education Minister William Ruto — have held several rallies in recent weeks, including an afternoon of speeches before thousands on Monday in the town of Gatundu, a region full of Uhuru supporters…
…Uhuru — the son of the late Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s first president after independence from Britain in 1963 — is being billed as a top contender for Kenya’s next presidential election in 2012.
Now Uhuru’s and Ruto’s political futures will be colored by what transpires at the ICC, whose prosecutor contends that the six helped direct the election violence. Also charged are former Minister of Industrialization Henry Kiprono Kosgey, Cabinet Secretary Francis Kirimi Muthaura, former police chief Mohammed Hussein Ali and broadcaster Joshua Sang.
Violence erupted in Kenya after President Mwai Kibaki was declared winner of the December 2007 vote that supporters of the leading opposition candidate Raila Odinga said was rigged.
Postelection clashes erupted between tribes that supported Kibaki, a Kikuyu, and those that supported Odinga, a Luo. Fighting stopped after former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan mediated an agreement that made Odinga prime minister.
Several parliamentarians said Odinga is supporting the ICC process to ensure Ruto and Uhuru are jailed during the 2012 presidential race, clearing Odinga’s path to the presidency.
Ruto has announced his presidential ambitions, while Uhuru, a Kikuyu, has been anointed by some leaders in his community as Kibaki’s successor.
They must be related.