Posted tagged ‘Kenya’

Polygamist With 100 Wives Dies

October 7, 2010

According to CNN, a notorious polygamist from Kenya, known for marrying 100 wives, died earlier this week after a short battle with an illness.

The man’s name? Ancentus “Danger” Akuku. I wish I had the name “Danger”. 🙂

From CNN:

The lanky man — nicknamed “Danger” because of his charm and ability to woo women — had nearly 160 children, according to the Kenya Broadcasting Corp.

Ancentus “Danger” Akuku was in his 90s.

His family was so large, he built a church and a school for them in the western town of Kisumu. Akuku admitted the size of his extended family made it impossible to keep track of them.

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Decision Rules That Barack Obama is Eligible to be President of the United States

December 8, 2008

The Supreme Court has turned down an emergency appeal from a New Jersey man who says President-elect Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because he was a British subject at birth.

From the Associated Press:

The court did not comment on its order Monday rejecting the call by Leo Donofrio of East Brunswick, N.J., to intervene in the presidential election.

Donofrio says that since Obama had dual nationality at birth — his mother was American and his Kenyan father at the time was a British subject — he cannot possibly be a “natural born citizen,” one of the requirements the Constitution lists for eligibility to be president.

Donofrio also contends that two other candidates, Republican John McCain and Socialist Workers candidate Roger Calero, also are not natural-born citizens and thus ineligible to be president.

At least one other appeal over Obama’s citizenship remains at the court. Philip J. Berg of Lafayette Hill, Pa., argues that Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii as Obama says and Hawaii officials have confirmed.

Berg says Obama also may be a citizen of Indonesia, where he lived as a boy. Federal courts in Pennsylvania have dismissed Berg’s lawsuit. Federal courts in Ohio and Washington state have rejected similar lawsuits.

Allegations raised on the Internet say the birth certificate, showing that Obama was born in Hawaii on Aug. 4, 1961, is a fake.

But Hawaii Health Department Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino and the state’s registrar of vital statistics, Alvin Onaka, say they checked health department records and have determined there’s no doubt Obama was born in Hawaii.

Sarah Palin Safe From Witchcraft

September 26, 2008

You’ll have to check out this video of Sarah Palin being blessed in her hometown church three years ago by a Kenyan pastor who prayed for her protection from “witchcraft” as she prepared to seek higher office. The video shows Palin standing before Bishop Thomas Muthee at the Wasilla Assembly of God church, holding her hands open as he asked Jesus Christ to keep her safe from witchcraft.

Barack Obama Formally Becomes Democratic Party Nominee

August 28, 2008

From the New York Times:

Senator Barack Obama, the Hawaiian-born son of a father from Kenya and a mother from Kansas, officially become the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party on Wednesday, capping a meteoric rise from a little-known first-term Senator to the first African-American to win a major party nomination.

Mr. Obama’s formal nomination was secured at 6:48p.m. local time on the third day of the Democratic National Convention here, as his primary season rival, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, moved that Mr. Obama be nominated by acclamation.

Still, the formal nomination of Mr. Obama will not completely end the drama that has driven the Obama and Clinton camps and provided a consuming story line of this convention. At 7 p.m. local time, former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to address the convention, whose theme for Wednesday is foreign policy and a tribute to the military, giving the Clintons two nights of prominence at this high-profile event.

A draft of Mr. Clinton’s speech will be sent to the Obama campaign Wednesday afternoon, a Clinton aide said. Mr. Obama has said in recent days that the former president free to talk about whatever subject he chooses, though he has been granted only 10 minutes of podium time (though that might change). Mr. Clinton’s aides said he intends to deliver an impassioned plea for Democratic unity and an end to what he will characterize as the fiscal and foreign policy disasters of the Bush administration.

Earlier today, New York Senator Hillary Clinton released her delegates, allowing those who had been pledged to her to vote for whomever they choose in a roll call vote later today.

From CNN:

Clinton engaged in a bitter primary battle with Barack Obama until the last contest in June before conceding. On Tuesday night, she delivered the headline address to the party’s convention in Denver, which was intended to heal any rift that the contentious campaign had caused.

Clinton told the delegation that she had waited to address them in one place so she could address them all before releasing them.

“It is traditional that we have nominations, that we have a roll call, that we have candidates who look for ways to make sure we come out of here ready to win in November,” she said. “As part of that tradition, I am here today to release you as my delegates.”

Controversy has surrounded the role of Clinton’s nearly 1,700 pledged delegates. Last month, she said allowing them to cast a vote for her in a roll call at the convention could provide a “catharsis.”

Clinton said Wednesday she signed her ballot for Obama.

Tonight will be a historic night in our country and it will be interesting to see if the Democrats can now band together to defeat John McCain in the November election. Polls currently show the race in a dead heat and I’m sure that it will remain tight until Election Day. Thoughts?