REQUESTING CONFIRMATION FROM MR. ORENGO THAT HE INDEED STATED THAT OBAMA WAS BORN IN KENYA DURING KENYAN PARLIAMENT MEETING OF MARCH 25, 2010
by Sharon Rondeau
(Apr. 12, 2010) — This morning The Post & Email has sent an email to the office of the Clerk of the Kenyan Parliament requesting to be put in contact with Mr. James Orengo, Minister of Lands. The contact information was obtained from the “Feedback” section of the Kenyan Parliament’s website.
The email reads as follows:
From: Sharon Rondeau (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sent: Mon 4/12/10 9:22 AM
Hello, I am Managing Editor for an online newspaper and would like to be put in touch with Minister of Lands Mr. James Orengo. Yesterday numerous news reports surfaced emanating from a Hansard of your Parliament meeting of 25 March 2010, obtained from the Kenyan Parliament website (http://www.parliament.go.ke/parliament/index.php), in which Mr. Orengo was reported to have stated that Barack Hussein Obama, the person currently serving as President of the United States, was born in the country of Kenya and not in Hawaii, as Obama has claimed.
The statement appears on page 31 of the transcript.
This is a matter of grave national importance to the United States, as our Constitution stipulates that only a “natural born Citizen” can serve as President or Vice-President. It has long been rumored that Obama was not born in the United States, and there have been many news reports claiming that he was, in fact, born in Kenya, including the “African Standard,” the “Nairobi Observer,” “Indonesia Matters,” and the “Ghana Times.”
I would very much appreciate it if you would kindly connect me with Mr. Orengo or his secretary so that his reported statement can be verified.
The Post & Email, Inc.
An unrelated article today confirms that Mr. Orengo is indeed the Lands Minister within the Kenyan Parliament.
Also this morning, The Post & Email has attempted unsuccessfully to send the following facsimile:
VIA FACSIMILE, 011-254-2-243694
12 April 2010
The Clerk’s Office
Kenya National Assembly
P.O. Box 41842
Dear Sir or Madam:
I am Managing Editor for an online newspaper, The Post & Email, Inc. Yesterday numerous reports surfaced emanating from a hansard of the Minutes of your Parliament meeting of 25 March 2010 from the Kenyan government website in which a statement was reported to have been made by Mr. James Orengo, Minister of Lands, that Barack Hussein Obama, the current de facto President of the United States, was born in the country of Kenya. The statement appears on page 31 of the transcript and was not refuted by any other member of Parliament within the Minutes of the meeting.
I would like to be put in touch with Mr. Orengo’s secretary or Mr. Orengo himself to verify that he actually made this statement and inquire as to where he obtained the information that Obama was born in Kenya and not in the United States. As I could not find a direct line to Mr. Orengo’s office, I am hoping that you can assist me in reaching him.
It is a requirement set forth in the U.S. Constitution that our President must be a “natural born Citizen,” the meaning of which has been debated but is generally understood to mean “born in the country of parents who are citizens.” That would mean born in the United States, of course.
I would appreciate it if you could contact me at your earliest convenience at email@example.com.
Thank you very much. This is an extremely urgent matter for those of us in the United States who seek to know whether or not the person serving as President is eligible to do so.
The Post & Email, Inc.
The Post & Email will continue to send the facsimile until it is successful. The page on the Kenyan Parliament website which lists Mr. Orengo’s information can be found here.