The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Obama Kin Raps Police Officers

A half-brother of US President Barack Obama has accused the police of being inept and inefficient in handling crime in Siaya district.

Malik Obama said police officers instead of hastening their investigations to arrest the thugs who raided his home and stole an assortment of electronic goods, were busy waging a war with him about the Kenyan and American flags he has hoisted at his business premises.

He added that despite recording a statement at both the Kogello and Siaya police stations over the two incidents, police have continued to drag their feet and have so far made no arrests. Malik expressed fears that his life was in danger following the two incidents of robbery at his Nyang'oma Kogello village home last month and earlier in the year. "If the thugs can get access to my home and steal properties worth thousand of Shillings what about a common person?"posed the elder brother to president Barack Obama.

Abong'o who has since declared to vie for the Alego-Usonga parliamentary seat in the forthcoming general elections, said he was forced to hire private guards than to take chances with his family security. Last moth,thieves broke into his home and stole a TV set and two mobile phones worth over Shs.60,000 nobody linked to the incident has since been arrested.

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