As July flowed into August, President Barack Obama paid a visit to his ancestral home of Kenya on the occasion of the Global Entrepreneurial Summit. There he managed to lecture Kenyan leadership on homosexual rights and further alienate his extended family. All in all, a successful trip.
The President’s half-brother, Kenyan national George Obama, was asked for a reaction by the Telegraph. He said that he and other family members experienced “disappointment” that the President chose not to visit his family’s hometown, despite “the promise of home-cooked food and a warm welcome.” Barack Obama did reach out to some of his family by flying them in to the capital city of Nairobi, to attend events with him there. The Telegraph specifically cited the President’s step-grandmother, Sarah Ogwel Onyango, but did not name the “other members of his extended family” whose visit to Nairobi he bankrolled.