[A] few miles from where the Democratic presidential candidate [Barack Obama] studied at Harvard, his Kenyan aunt and uncle, immigrants living in modest circumstances in Boston, have a contrasting American story.
Zeituni Onyango, the aunt so affectionately described in Mr Obama’s best-selling memoir Dreams from My Father, lives in a disabled-access flat on a rundown public housing estate in South Boston.
A second relative believed to be the long-lost “Uncle Omar” described in the book was beaten by armed robbers with a “sawed-off rifle” while working in a corner shop in the Dorchester area of the city. He was later evicted from his one-bedroom flat for failing to pay $2,324.20 (£1,488) arrears, according to the Boston Housing Court. …
Aunt Zeituni and Uncle Omar are the children of Mr Obama’s grandfather Hussein Onyango Obama, by his third wife – the woman Mr Obama calls “Granny” because she raised his father. [SARAH Obama] Mr Obama’s father, Barack Sr, was Onyango Obama’s son by his second wife, Akumu. That makes Zeituni and Omar a half-sister and half-brother of Mr Obama’s father, or Mr Obama’s half-aunt and half-uncle. …
A public record search lists an “O. Onyango Obama”, born on June 3, 1944, at 24 Colgate Road whose name matches that of the “Uncle Omar” in Dreams from My Father.
Nelson Ochieng, a cousin of Mr Obama who lives in the Kenyan city of Kisumu, near the family village of Kogelo, said that Omar had changed his first name after moving to the US. “Before he went to America we all knew him as Omar, but he dropped that bit, changing it to Obama Onyango, because he said he preferred his African name,” he said. Gail Greenberger, the landlady who bought the four-storey brick block of flats at a foreclosure sale in 1994, knew her tenant, however, by the name Obama Onyango. “We used to call him ‘Oh-bummer!’.
FRAMINGHAM —A Framingham man illegally in the country from Kenya was drunk when he nearly ran his sport utility vehicle into a police car Wednesday night on Waverly Street, police said.
After the near crash, Onyango Obama, 67, told Officer Val Krishtal that Krishtal should have yielded to his Mitsubishi SUV, according to a report filed yesterday in Framingham District Court.
Krishtal said he and another driver had to slam on their brakes to avoid hitting the SUV, which rolled through a stop sign and took a quick left turn.
Obama said he doubted the officer slammed on his brakes because he did not hear the tires squeal, the report says.
Krishtal said he was on Waverly Street headed toward South Street when his police car was cut off. Krishtal pulled the SUV over around 7:10 p.m.
Obama failed several field sobriety tests and was arrested. At the police station, Obama failed a Breathalyzer test, registering .14. The state legal limit is .08.
Obama was charged with driving under the influence of liquor and driving to endanger. He was also cited for not using a turn signal.
Obama has a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement warrant for his arrest. ICE has previously ordered him to be deported back to Kenya.
Obama pleaded not guilty at his arraignment yesterday. Judge Douglas Stoddart did not set any bail on the driving charges but ordered him held on the ICE warrant.
The arrogance and audacity exhibited by this man towards a police officer demonstrates yet another Obama family trait. According to the Citizen Report, Auntie Zeituni is similarly snotty and unapologetic.
Zeituni famously stated that We the People are obliged to make her a citizen, since “the system” took advantage of her!
Her half-nephew’s personality traits are known only too well to the reading public, giving yet more evidence of a very likely relationship among these four people. Since BHO Sr. was also a pan-Africanist, odds are very good that Uncle Omar and the Framingham Onyango Obama are one and the same.
Indeed, the recent biography of BHO Sr., by Sally Jacobs, confirms that Uncle Omar changed his name to O. Onyango Obama, attended high school in Newton, Massachusetts, lived for a time with BHO Sr., and was here as early as 1965. (See page 153 of her book, The Other Barack.)
However, Jacobs implies that Uncle Omar was sponsored in the US, so one might assume that he was a legal resident, at least for a time. Jacobs reports that Omar dropped out of high school. Perhaps that changed his immigration status.
Recently, his half-nephew, the POTUS, decided to allow “non-criminal” illegal aliens (a non sequitur if ever I saw one) to stay in the USA, so that ICE could focus on the more dangerous illegal aliens.
Does drunk driving fall under the category of dangerous? I’d say so, but that’s just me. The poor fellow killed by Obama’s father would probably feel the same (if he were alive TO feel).
Aunt Zeituni was given a pass. She was allowed to stay in the USA. Uncle Omar’s case will be quite interesting to follow, if we can. The lamestream media seem loathe to cover the shenanigans of the Obama clan in their fabulous, decades-long, illegal US adventures.
Did Obama get a briefing about his infamous uncle, whilst golfing at all three of Martha’s Vineyard’s posh links? Perhaps that’s why he had to cut short his vacation. Will Uncle Omar be the next to go under the bus? Or will he be allowed to stay, after being lectured by Al Gore about driving a (foreign) SUV?
Oh, if only we could get hold of that arrest report. Calling all Sleuths!
This link shows that upon being advised of his right to a phone call, Omar said,
“I think I will call the White House.”
The plot thickens. Omar’s full name, when he attended Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge from 1963 to 1965, was Omar Okech Obama, according to Sally Jacobs, BHO Sr.’s biographer.
Now Browne and Nichols is a VERY exclusive private college prep school, which became Buckingham Browne and Nichols, after merging with another exclusive prep school in 1974.
According to Wikipedia, the school is a member of the G20 Schools:
All the schools claim to have a commitment to excellence and innovation of some sort. The G20 Schools have an annual conference which aims to bring together a group of school Heads who want to look beyond the parochial concerns of their own schools and national associations, and to talk through some key issues facing education, the world, and themselves as educational leaders.
There are actually more than 20 schools in the group, with membership by invitation and vote of existing members.
One wonders, considering that Barack Hussein Obama (the first) was nearly destitute while living in Hawaii, according to his immigration records, how his half-brother could afford such a pricey school.
Ruth Beatrice Baker, soon to be the next wife of BHO Sr., was said to be well off, which was part of her appeal, according to friends who knew Obama Sr. at the time.
Did Ruth pay Omar’s tuition? The school’s website notes that tuition for grades 9 through 12 is today a whopping $36,600!
While at Browne and Nichols, Omar played varsity soccer and belonged to the debate club and the newspaper club. Sounds familiar. Was he also an up and coming rising Obama star (without papers)?
Jacobs later reports that in fall of 1965, Omar attended public high school in Newton, Massachusetts, implying in so many words that this was Newton High. She wrote that John R. Williams, who worked at the International Marketing Institute in Cambridge, where BHO Sr. had also worked, “sponsored” Omar and that Mr. Williams’s son attended Newton High. What exactly does “sponsor” mean? Did he vouch for Omar so that he could remain in the USA, because BHO Sr. had already been sent back to Kenya, soon to be followed by Ruth Baker?
Jacobs reports that in 1971, when BHO Sr. returned to the USA, he hung out with Omar at his Perry St. (Cambridge) home, as did Auntie Zeituni, when she was in town. 1971 is the year that Uncle Omar wrote his letter to the editor of Ebony.
A Harvard grad student, Achola Pala Okeyo, called hanging at Omar’s a “rite of passage” for any Kenyan student in Boston.
Interestingly enough, Jacobs reports right there in her recently published book that Omar lives with other Kenyans in Framingham. He declined her request for an interview. Why couldn’t ICE find him, if Sally Jacobs could?
When will our lamestream media do their jobs? When will they answer all of these unanswered questions, not only about Uncle Omar, but also about his half-nephew?
Who are these people? Why are they here? How did they get here? Where are their papers? And why do they get pass after pass from our officials, our government, our media?
UPDATED 8/30/11: h/t Renee
Looking forlorn. Quite. Did his half-nephew refuse the call? Wait! What? Oh, yeah. The POTUS was otherwise occupied, golfing on Martha’s Vineyard.
More information has come to light about Uncle Omar’s status. Turns out, I was wrong when I said he was here without papers. He had papers–a supposedly valid Social Security number AND a driver’s license, despite being here illegally for over two decades and despite having an ICE warrant out for his arrest.
This long video contains a Massachusetts senator “explaining” how it’s possible for an illegal alien to have papers that make him look legal.
This story explains about the Dukakis policy that allowed these types of registrations.
The Boston Herald reports:
Mike Rogers, a spokesman for Cleveland immigration attorney Margaret Wong, who is representing Onyango, said he “wouldn’t know how” Onyango obtained a Social Security number. Wong is the same lawyer who represented the president’s aunt, Zeituni Onyango, in her fight to win asylum last year.
Reached at her apartment in a South Boston public housing complex yesterday, Zeituni Onyango said of her brother’s arrest:
“Why don’t you go to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C., and ask your president? Not me.”
She then hung up on a reporter.
I’m not certain that I can see a Social Security number under that tape. What say you?
Representative Steve King: WE HAVE PROBLEMS. We the People DEMAND an explanation. Congressional hearings. Now.
This link has many pages of the booking paperwork. This story gives a clue as to why FOX News reported that Omar has been in the country since 1992 (although it was longer). He was ordered to be deported IN 1992; he ignored the order and eluded deportation (somehow!) for nearly 20 years.
FRAMINGHAM – The uncle of President Obama arrested here last week on drunken driving and other charges has been a fugitive from deportation since 1992, according to two federal law enforcement officials with knowledge of the case.
Onyango Obama, who is from Kenya and is known as the president’s Uncle Omar on his father’s side, had lived a quiet life in Massachusetts until last Wednesday, when police said the car he was driving darted in front of a police cruiser, nearly causing the officer to hit his car.
The federal officials, who spoke about Obama’s immigration status on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak about the case, said Obama had been told to leave in 1992, but he did not go.
Obama is the second relative of the president to have defied a deportation order, reigniting debate over illegal immigration and raising questions about how a man who had lived in the United States illegally for years had managed to secure a job, a Massachusetts driver’s license, and apparently, a federal Social Security number, without being detected by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.
The story goes on:
According to the book, Onyango Obama came to the United States in 1963 as part of Tom Mboya’s airlift helping Kenyan students study in the United States. It was Barack Obama Sr.’s brotherly duty to help him, and with help from a friend, his younger brother was accepted at a boys’ school then known as Browne & Nichols, in Cambridge, Jacobs’s book reported.
Back then, the younger Obama was known as Omar Okech Obama, and he was described in the book as tall and good-natured. According to the book, he stood out as apparently the only African student at the preparatory school, where boys wore blazers to class.
Speaking in a British accent, he captivated his classmates with stories of wild animals and exploring the bush in Africa. He got involved in the campus newspaper and the debate team but was a star on the soccer field, where he had to wedge his calloused feet into cleats after years of playing barefoot back home.
For reasons that are unclear, Obama left the school after two years and enrolled in the Newton public schools in the fall of 1965. By then, his older brother had returned to Kenya, and without him, Obama appeared to falter.
He dropped out of school and changed his name to O. Onyango Obama, according to the book, which matches the name of the man arrested yesterday and the name on his driver’s license.
For a while, he lived in an apartment on Perry Street in Cambridge that became a wellknown meeting place for Kenyan students.”
A friend of BHO Sr.’s helped him get into that pricey school. Could that friend be one of the wealthy white women who particularly favored BHO Sr.? Not Ruth, but Elizabeth Mooney Kirk?
If Omar lived a quiet life, what happened in 1992 that caused the deportation order and how did he evade deportation after that mugging incident only a few years later? Clinton was POTUS at the time.
That story says electronic records began to document his SS# and driver’s license in 1992. Unlike Zeituni’s case, DHS and ICE won’t comment on Omar’s case and seem to be using “privacy” as an excuse, implying that Omar might have to sign a waiver. The deportation paperwork and Omar’s signature seem to indicate that his legal name is Obama Onyango, not vice versa, unless he has dropped Obama from his signature, and O. Onyango means Omar Onyango.
As with the rest of the family, “facts” are fluid, and stories evolve over time. As with other fawning books about the Obama clan, “facts” are relative. Jacobs describes Omar in high school as “tall” although he’s 5’9″ on the booking report. BHO Sr. was similarly described as “tall” although his paperwork states he was 5’10” at most. That’s average–not “tall”.
Is Omar delinquent on his taxes, too?
If so, here’s another name for him. Omar H. Obama. 48 Bishop Allen Dr., Cambridge. 1987 and 1988. Here’s another, which makes it appear as if this is indeed our man:
1991-1992. Is this why he was deported?
Living large in Framingham:
Passing the time relaxing on the front porch of his Massachusetts home, Obama Onyango looked to neighbours as if he was living the American dream. …
Now, MailOnline can reveal how the man the President called ‘Uncle Omar’ had been living in a nice house, hosted popular backyard barbecues and worked at a local liquor store.
Neighbours said that Onyango’s pale yellow house in leafy Framingham, a suburb of Boston, was always bustling with people.
The illegal immigrant, who they described as ‘neighbourly’ and ‘cordial’, would spend time on his front porch, adorned with a welcome mat and flower pots, greeting neighbours.
But Onyango’s illegal residence in the U.S., since what is believed to be the 1960s, was uncovered last week when he was arrested for drunk driving. …
Neighbours said they had no idea that the President’s uncle was living in their neighbourhood.
‘He’s just a normal guy. He’s always saying hi to us. He’s very nice,’ neighbour Jennifer Jimenez, 26, said of Onyango who she referred to as the ‘old guy’ while growing up.
‘He’s like the big guy of the house. He takes care of everybody,’ she told the Boston Herald.
Roger Small added: ‘He’s cordial, neighbourly. You see a lot of the neighbourhood kids in their back yard.’
Their backyard? Who are THEY?
UPDATED 9/11/11: On September 8, 2011, authorities “quietly” released Uncle Omar from custody. No explanation given, no one would speak, nobody knows his current location. On September 10, 2011, this story reported
Immigration officials confirmed yesterday that President Obama’s uncle was released from their custody on Thursday after holding him for more than two weeks. Onyango Obama, 67, who was being held on an immigration detainer for violating an order to return to his native Kenya in 1992, was released on an order of supervision, said Brian P. Hale, a spokesman for the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Framingham resident, who was arrested Aug. 24 on drunken driving and other charges, will be required to check in regularly with immigration authorities, Hale said.
No word on what happened with the DUI charge. Or the potential for more charges for evading deportation and possibly using false identification.
More at this link about his tax evasion; in particular, note the comments for more about the homeowner who helped him for over twenty years, Alfred O. Ouma and his wife Ruth A. Ouma.