Barack Obamas half brother lives on less than a dollar a month in Kenya

August 21st, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): US presidential candidate Barack Obamas youngest half brother has been tracked down in the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya living in obscurity.

According to Vanity Fair magazine, George Hussein Onyango Obama, 26, has been living in a tiny shack measuring only 6 feet by 10 feet in a shanty town in the outskirts of Nairobi.

“No-one knows who I am. I live here on less than a dollar a month,” Usmagazine quoted George Hussein Onyango Obama, as telling the magazine.

“I live like a recluse, no-one knows I exist,” said George, who has the same father as the Illinois senator.

“If anyone says something about my surname, I say we are not related.

“I am ashamed,” he said of the way he lives.

George has met Obama only twice, once when he was 5-years-old and in 2006 when the senator visited Nairobi.

“It was very brief, we spoke for just a few minutes,” George recalled of the 2006 encounter.

“It was like meeting a complete stranger,” he said.

In his autobiography, Obama described George as a “beautiful boy with a rounded head.” (ANI)

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