Barack Obama's brother lives in Kenyan hut
By Stone Martindale Aug 20, 2008, 15:31 GMT
US Senator and Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama gestures as he participates in a presidential forum at the UNITY 2008 Journalists of Color conference in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 27 July 2008. The event was Obama\'s first on US soil since returning from his recent overseas trip. EPA/TANNEN MAURY
President Bill Clinton had his half-brother Roger Clinton Jr., whom he pardoned during his stint as Governor of Arkansas.
Now, Senator Barack Obama's long lost half-brother has been found living in a shanty town in Kenya, the Telegraph (UK) claims based on reports in the Italian version of Vanity Fair magazine.
Meet George Hussein Onyango Obama, Obama's long lost brother.
The Italian edition of Vanity Fair magazine claims they "found" George Hussein Onyango Obama living in a "ramshackle town of Huruma on the outskirts of Nairobi."
Vanity Fair claims that Obama, 26, is the youngest of the presidential candidate's half-brothers.
They interviewed the Kenyan. "No-one knows who I am," he told the magazine, before claiming: "I live here on less than a dollar a month."
His simple abode is decorated with Italian football giants AC Milan and Inter, as well as a calendar showing exotic beaches of the world.
The two men share the same father, Barack Hussein Obama. "I live like a recluse, no-one knows I exist," claimed Obama to Vanity Fair.
He tells the magazine he is ashamed of his poverty, and never discusses his famous brother in conversation.
The magazine claims he has met his famous older brother twice. The Telegraph notes that Barack Obama recounted meeting his brother in his memoir, a "beautiful boy with a rounded head".
George Hussein Onyango Obama spoke of his hardships in Kenya: "Huruma is a tough place, last January during the elections there was rioting and six people were hacked to death. The police don't even arrest you they just shoot you.
"I have seen two of my friends killed. I have scars from defending myself with my fists. I am good with my fists."