|Barack Obama and Raila Odinga|
WASHINGTON – Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga is demanding payback from President-elect Barack Obama for silencing WND staff writer and bestselling author Jerome Corsi, who investigated Obama’s links to the authoritarian African official.
Odinga told Kenya’s newspaper, The Nation, that he expected Obama’s election to provide a windfall of U.S. trade, tourism and investment.
“What we want to see is the expansion of relationships in terms of trade and direct investments,” said Odinga. “We want to see more of our products finding markets in the U.S. and expect more direct investments by the Americans in the country.”
Odinga made it clear he played a small role in helping Obama win the White House – specifically by detaining Corsi and preventing him from holding a press conference in Kenya to disclose the findings of his investigation.
In addition, Odina said he made a deliberate decision to minimize his relationship with Obama – even while previously claiming to be related to him.
As WND had reported exclusively, Odinga is a Luo tribesman affiliated with Obama’s father when Odinga’s communist father was Kenya’s first vice president after Kenyan independence and Obama’s father was a Harvard-educated economist working in the Jomo Kenyatta government.
Obama campaigned openly for Odinga for president in 2006 when Obama was in Kenya on a U.S. Senate “fact-finding” mission. Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki asked Obama to stop interfering with Kenyan presidential politics. Obama raised an alleged $1 million for Odinga to run for president in Kenya in December 2007, adding to the $1 million raised for Odinga’s 2007 presidential campaign by Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
When Odinga lost the December 2007 presidential election by approximately 233,000 votes, Odinga called for protests which led his Luo tribesmen to murder approximately 1,000 Kikuyu tribesman, displace another 350,000 Kikuyu tribesmen and destroy 800 churches, while not a single mosque was destroyed. Obama helped negotiate a settlement in which Odinga was appointed co-head-of-state and appointed prime minister to end the violence, even after it became publicly disclosed Odinga signed a letter of understanding with radical Muslims in Kenya in return for their votes.
Odinga said he stayed away from the August Democratic National Convention, to which he was invited by Obama, for fear the association would hurt the Democratic presidential nominee.
“That is why I did not go to the convention,” Odinga said. “I felt if I went they would try to use my presence to mud-sling Mr Obama.”
WND also reported that Odinga signed a written agreement with Muslim leaders during his campaign, stipulating that if they delivered the Muslim vote, he would change the constitution to declare Islamic law as the ruling authority in Muslim-dominated regions, protect terrorists and muzzle Christian evangelism.
According to a BBC report, Odinga says Obama’s father was his maternal uncle. Barack Obama Sr., a Kenyan, married the Democratic presidential candidates’ American mother while both were attending the University of Hawaii.
In addition to promising to re-write the Kenyan constitution and enshrine Islamic Shariah law, Odinga promised to immediately “dismiss the Commissioner of Police who has allowed himself to be used by heathens and Zionists to oppress the Kenya Muslim community.”
View the entire three-page document titled “Memorandum of Understanding Between Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga Representing the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and National Muslim Leaders Forum (NAMLEF).”
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