The “birthers” have really done a poor job mining Kenyan newspapers for references to President Obama being born in Mombasa. Maybe they should switch from Google to Bing for their search engine. I don’t know, but when I went digging, I found lots of material, for example:
The Daily Nation: Anti-Obama lunatics living in denial
They are living in denial. In America they are equated to lunatics, but their push to drop anything credible to force President Obama out of office includes forgery in the land of Obama’s father.
The group –” the birthers –” are the fringe “lunatics” who insist Obama is not a natural-born citizen –” a US constitutional requirement for the presidency.
… the birth certificate purporting Mr Obama was born in Kenya differs with genuine certificates issued in the early 1960s, the Nation can reveal.
Certificates issued during the colonial period were marked “Colony and Protectorate of Kenya”. Today’s have the logo of the Government of Kenya, with a seal.
The Daily Nation: Obama enemies’ bid to stain the audacity of hope
Fringe foes of Barack Obama are again turning to Kenya in what appears to be increasingly desperate attempts to discredit the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate.
The latest lines of attacks include a lawsuit charging that Senator Obama was born in Kenya and is thus disqualified from seeking the presidency on the grounds that he is not a US citizen.
Following my article last week on whether Barack Obama deserved to get the Nobel Peace Prize, my inbox was inundated with emails from American readers seeking to know whether I have proof that Obama was really born in Kenya.
If he was born in Kenya, they theorise, he is therefore not entitled to claim American citizenship and the presidency of the United States.
I could not help laughing at those emails, most displaying a naivetÈ and lack of understanding of this sentence from last week’s article: “It seems Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States of America (via a sleepy village in Kenya called Nyang’oma K’Ogelo) can do no wrong.”
To all the skeptics out there, here is one inescapable fact. There was a Barack Hussein Obama born in Kenya. He is the father of your president. He was a black man from black Africa. The name and the person Barack Hussein Obama Sr, came from a sleepy village in Kenya called Nyang’oma Kogelo.
And here is another inescapable truth: the fact that Barack Hussein Obama Jr was born in Hawaii …
According to the general manager of Mombasa based tourist firm, Kenya Easy Safaris, Mr Jones Skipper, since Mr Obama was elected US president, he, Mr Skipper had received numerous inquiries from tourists who want to visit Nyang’oma Kogelo.
“Right now I have two tourists from Poland who want to go to Kogelo and see where Mr Obama’s father was born,” he said.
The area is likely to attract more tourists to the western Kenya tourism circuit because of the association of the village to the American president-elect.
“Because of Mr Obama’s world-wide popularity, he can easily make Nyang’oma Kogelo a major tourist destination,” Mr Skipper said.
Hmmm, I wonder if the Kenyan Ambassador to the US had been reading that…