Saturday, August 21, 2010

'Her Case is an Embarrassment to This Country and President Obama'

They shouldn't worry about Obama. He doesn't embarrass easily.
Kenya’s government is unhappy with the impression created by a U.S. court ruling that granted asylum to President Barack Obama’s aunt for saying she could be targeted by members of Kenya’s government if deported, an official said Friday.

Government Spokesman Alfred Mutua described the case of Zeituni Onyango as an embarrassment and said the allegations made against Kenya were untrue and unrealistic.

"It has become a habit for Kenyans seeking asylum in other countries to lie. Her case is an embarrassment to this country and President Obama," Mutua said. "We are not looking for her. The government does not have any problem with Zeituni Onyango."

Earlier this week, U.S. Immigration Judge Leonard Shapiro in Boston said he gave Onyango asylum in the U.S. because she would be a target in Kenya not only for those who oppose the United States and Obama but for members of the Kenyan government.

Onyango is the half sister of Obama’s late father and has been living in public housing in Boston.

Shapiro granted Onyango asylum in May after her case was heard during a closed trial. His written decision was released this week through the Freedom of Information Act.
So if her claims were bogus and she doesn't face any threast, can we ship her back now?

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