Kenya angry over ruling granting political asylum to Obama’s aunt

WOULD SHE REALLY HAVE BEEN PERSECUTED?

by Sharon Rondeau

Why do Obama's relatives refer to Kenya as Obama's "home"?

(Aug. 29, 2010) — The judge who granted political asylum to Zeituni Onyango, Obama’s half-aunt who had defied a deportation order from 2004, said that his decision was justified because a government official had leaked Onyango’s status to the Associated Press three days before the 2008 presidential election.

His decision reportedly included the fact that Obama was “elected as the first black president.”  The connection between that and immigration law is unclear.  A report from the UK states that Onyango “made illegal contributions” to Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008 in the amount of $260, but that Onyango didn’t know that campaign contributions became a matter of public record.

Onyango had originally entered the U.S. on a tourist visa and overstayed her allotted time.

Kenyan officials are displeased about the judge’s decision, claiming that “The allegations made against the country are not only untrue but unrealistic to any person who understands our country.”  Onyango had argued during her hearing in February that she would be “persecuted” if deported back to her “home country” of Kenya.

She also reportedly said that she “could be targeted by members of Kenya’s government” if returned there.  Dr. Alfred Mutua, Public Communications Secretary and Government Spokesperson, refuted Onyango’s contention by stating,”The Government has never been interested in Ms. Zeituni Onyang’o and does not have any issue with her.  The Government urges all Kenyans that when one seeks residency in another country, one should tell the truth. The case of Ms. Zeituni Onyang’o is an embarrassment and has tarnished the name of the country.”

Mutua has also stated that Obama has involved himself in Kenya’s politics unnecessarily.

Obama stated that he didn’t know that Onyango had been living in the United States.

The decision to grant Onyango asylum was made in May, but the judge’s order was made public earlier this month by means of a Freedom of Information Act request made by The Boston Globe.  The judge reportedly agreed with Onyango that if returned to Kenya, she would be “a target.”  According to a legal website, “Political asylum is available to people already in the United States who fear returning to their home country due to actual persecution or have a well-founded fear of actual persecution because of:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Membership in a particular social group
  • Political opinion

In his decision, Judge Shapiro reportedly wrote,””Now that her status as an asylum applicant has been disclosed, she would be considered a traitor to her government.”  The definition of “traitor” is here.  It is unclear how the judge reached that conclusion, as those who seek political asylum “must prove they have a well-founded fear of persecution in their homelands.”

Obama’s step-grandmother, who reportedly stated that she was in the delivery room when Obama was born in Kenya, reportedly is now “a celebrity” there, and electricity was provided to her following Obama’s questionably illegal, but overt win, in the 2008 presidential election.

The “violence” which Onyango reportedly cited as a reason for asylum in 2008 stemmed from the post-2007 election chaos after Obama’s cousin, Raila Odinga, lost the presidential election in Kenya in which Christians were burned to death and more than 350,000 people displaced.  One report describes the strife which occurred as “Kenya’s worst crises (sic) since independence from Britain in 1963.”

Another account states that 1,000 people lost their lives and that 600,000 were displaced.

The United States currently has four regional centers where non-U.S. citizens may apply for asylum.  Many types of applications do not require the applicant to pay a fee.

Onyango is reportedly a “large character” in Obama’s book, Dreams from my Father, and is quoted in the memoir as having said to Obama upon his arrival in Kenya in 1988, “Welcome home.”

Obama’s wife Michelle agrees with Aunt Zeituni, as she has referred to Kenya as Obama’s “home country.”

The judge’s decision in Onyango’s case is here, with redactions.

15 Responses to "Kenya angry over ruling granting political asylum to Obama’s aunt"

  1. Tony   Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 4:25 PM

    Given the fact that the GOP officially considers anyone who raises the subject of Obama’s citizenship (and lack of natural born citizenship status) as nuts, the GOP won’t do anything with Obama even if they take both the House and the Senate in November. As long as Obama is in office, they have an easy target to take pot shots and convene endless committees to embarass the Democrats in order to increase their chances of winning the Oval Office in 2012. He is more useful to them while occupying the White House. The GOP protected McCain even though they knew that he wasn’t a natural born citizen during the elections of 2008, so why should they raise a fuss bout Obama’s lack of eligibility either? That would reveal their complicity in allowing Obama to even run for POTUS.

  2. Tom the veteran   Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 12:01 PM

    Article I: “The House…shall have the sole Power of Impeachment”
    “The Senate shall have the sole power to try all Impeachments”

    Perhaps if the Repubicans can gain back control of both Houses, we can finally put an end to this charade?

    For God and Country
    Lock him up, or lock and load!

  3. TOM   Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 4:02 AM

    MR. LUCAS SMITH IS WELCOME- IF HE WILL SIMPLY DO THE EASIEST THING IMAGINABLE—-SHOW US SOME EVIDENCE OF HIS TRAVELS TO AFRICA ANYTHING! A PHOTO, A RECEIPT, A PASSPORT STAMP OR OTHER TRAVEL DOCUMENT ANYTHING!!!!!!!!! FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE WHENEVER ANYONE ASKS FOR SOME PROOF – HE SAVAGELY ATTACKS THEM WIPES THEIR INQUIRY FROM HIS COMMENTS BOARD AND THEN DELIVERS SOME LUDICROUS SPIEL ON HOW HE IS ALL FOR FREE SPEECH
    FRANKLY, I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE DEAL IS WITH THIS THING HE’S GOT POSTED OVER AT “YOUTUBE” HOW CAN ANYONE BE EXPECTED TO MAKE A RATIONAL JUDGMENT OR COME TO A REASONABLE CONCLUSION ABOUT SOMETHING SO WEIGHTY IF THEY’VE NOTHING MORE THAN HIS WORD TO GO ON
    HE WON’T SAY A DAMNED THING ABOUT IT EXCEPT TO PRACTICALLY PROVIDE LESSONS ON HOW ONE WOULD GO ABOUT PRODUCING SUCH A DOCUMENT IF THEY WERE SO DISPOSED ONE THING IS FOR SURE ; IF YOU SPEND SOME TIME OBSERVING THIS DUDE, CLOSELY, OVER A GOOD STRETCH OF TIME, IT BECOMES ABUNDANTLY CLEAR THAT YOU ARE NOT DEALING WITH AN ESPECIALLY BALANCED CHARACTER AND , OF COURSE, WE ARE ALL AWARE OF HIS LESS THAN UPRIGHT BACKGROUND
    NOW IF WHAT HE’S GOT IS REAL THEN STOP PLAYING GAMES AND PROVIDE US THE DOCUMENTATION OF YOUR ADVENTURE IN PROCURING THE THING

  4. William   Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 1:40 AM

    I’ll chip in, maybe we can just bribe them with a couple thou?

  5. Jan   Monday, August 30, 2010 at 8:53 PM

    jtx.. oh, if it only could be so. I think the day is coming, though, as Obama has
    gone too far with his latest actions..i.e. the UN being drawn into the act
    re: AZ. That is just one of his over-the-top schemes and deeds.. those Muslim dinners,
    the Afghanistan betrayal of our soldiers so that more are dying, monies to the Palestinians,
    and so it goes.. too many treasonous acts to list and we know most of them
    as does and will the rest of the world, slowly but surely.

  6. Robert Laity   Monday, August 30, 2010 at 2:57 AM

    Obama belongs in Leavenworth or alternatively,SHOT for treason,if convicted:
    See 18USC.Part 1,Chapter 115,Sec.2381
    http://americangrandjury.org/public/

  7. Robert Laity   Monday, August 30, 2010 at 2:50 AM

    Obama’s many social security numbers:
    http://www.westernjournalism.com/?page_id=3326

    Hospitals in Hawaii DENY Obama born there:
    http://www.earthfrisk.com/blog/?p=135

    Hawaii not legally a State:
    http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/HAWAII/hawaii.html

  8. Tony   Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 7:47 PM

    Maybe Kenya can retaliate by releasing BO’s birth certificate?
    ——————-
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Brilliant idea!

  9. Bob1943   Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 7:20 PM

    Welcome back to the Post-E-Mail Inspector Smith.

    And check this out:

    http://www.drudgereport.com/

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0810/41575.html

  10. Sam Sewell   Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 7:17 PM

    Does This Document Make Me ELIGIBLE to be POTUS? (or get a passport to go on a Dream Cruise?)

    http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2010/08/does-this-document-make-me-eligible-to.html

  11. woops   Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 6:53 PM

    i vote you can send one back, but the other, he has to stay and do the time for his crimes:

    “obama’s Selective Service System registration, 61-1125539-1 was verified by entering his last name, DOB: Aug. 4, 1961, and Social Security number 042-68-4425, a number issued in Connecticut between 1976 and 1979 to an individual born in 1890”

    This evidence indicates the felonious use of someone else’s social security number. More than that it leads one to ask questions about the truths of the obama version of his past. However, there is more evidence! As either a state or u.s. senator, this man used an entirely different Social Security number—282-90-XXXX!!!

    Secondly,

    “The former Honolulu elections clerk [Tim Adams] who says President Obama was “definitely” not born in Hawaii and has no birth certificate from any hospital in the Aloha State says he’s willing to testify in court to those facts.

    “The things I’ve said, I don’t mind testifying in court,” Tim Adams, the senior elections clerk for the city and county of Honolulu in the 2008 campaign, said in an exclusive interview.

    This shocking revelation completely debunks official Hawaiian statements.

    What about sending all the judges, all the congressmen, all the senators, all the mainstream media to Kenya? The enablers have to pay too. YES!

  12. Thomas   Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 6:48 PM

    “OBAMA” Show the entire world Your REAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE!!

  13. betbonie   Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 6:20 PM

    I vote YES send them both back to Kenya!

  14. Lucas Smith (InspectorSmith)   Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 5:12 PM

    Interesting report. Thank you for your keen analytical research.

  15. jtx   Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 5:10 PM

    I’ve got a GRAND idea to solve the problem … let’s send them both back to Kenya. Anyone else vote “YES”???

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