© Miri WTPOTUS November 21, 2011
Ruth Ndesandjo: Born Ruth Beatrice Baker, in US c. 1937, to Maurice Joseph Baker and Ida Baker of Newton, Massachusetts. Ruth was a 1954 graduate of Brookline High School in Brookline, Massachusetts, and a 1958 graduate of Simmons College in Boston with a degree in business. Ruth was a suburban elementary school teacher when she met and began dating Barack Sr. in Cambridge in June 1964, a month before Barack Sr.’s return to Kenya in August 1964. Ruth followed Obama Sr. back to Kenya five weeks later, and married him in Kenya in a civil ceremony on December 24, 1964. She later became a private kindergarten director in Kenya. Ruth’s two sons with Barack Obama, Sr., are Mark and David Ndesandjo; her third son, Joseph Ndesandjo, was born c. 1980 from a subsequent marriage.
Recently, some new photos of Ruth Beatrice Baker came to light. The photo below is of Ruth’s freshman class at Brookline High School, 1951. Ruth is in the second row, sixth from the left.
Another Obama lived in Newton, Massachusetts: Onyango Obama (a.k.a. Uncle Omar Okech Obama), the brother-in-law of Ruth Baker. Omar attended high school there, in 1963/64, after his brother Barack and Ruth moved to Kenya.
Why was the public misled about Ruth’s identity? Why would Ruth, like her son Mark, never give out her correct age?
There remain many mysteries involving Ruth. We’ve only just learned the identity of her second husband, Simeon Ndesandjo. Sally Jacobs doesn’t seem to mention him much, although he was a good friend of Barack H. Obama Senior; and Simeon, like BHO Sr., was appointed to positions in the newly-established Kenyan government, in the 1960s.
Why has the media been so incurious about the Obama family and its many connections?