President Obama has an upcoming trip to Kenya, the land of his father, but Malik Abon’go Obama has yet to hear from his older half-brother about possibly facilitating a visit, Bloomberg reports.
Malik Obama told Bloomberg that the president’s American family has yet to even reach out to him or anybody else in Kogelo, Kenya.
“He should have at least informed us as his family,” Obama said.
Nairobi is spending thousands of dollars fixing streets, street lights and other infrastructure for a grand welcoming for the highly anticipated trip later this month.
Obama’s best man at his wedding is feeling excluded from his American half-brother’s family affairs. Malik Abon’go Obama dreams of the days that he and his brother were better friends and congenial with each other.
Lamenting the fact he has not even been invited to the White House, Malik told Bloomberg, “I would like for us to just sit down and have a vanilla ice cream or a strawberry fruit cake, just to have a nice dinner, nice steak, Caesar salad, sit down and enjoy each other.”
The purpose of the presidential envoy is for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi. The ultimate goal is to bring together businessmen and investors from around the world, these entrepreneurs invest in the region and promote growth and a vibrant economy.
Barack Obama’s distancing from his family is well documented throughout his political career. He opted to play golf instead of attending his aunt Zeitung Onyang’s funeral last year. His family members, on the other hand, have continued to benefit from their half brother’s prominent position in global politics. His relatives have written several books such as Malik Obama’s biography about their dad, “Barack Obama Sr.: The Rise and Life of a True African Scholar.” His younger half-brother, George, has written “Homeland: An Extraordinary Story of Hope and Survival.”
Malik Obama told Bloomberg he understands that the American is a busy man, but wishes to get to know his nieces. “I really don’t know my nieces, Malia and Sasha and they don’t know my children either,” he said.