How Barack Obama abandoned all his family in Kenya, became wicked after he got rich - Former US president's brother reveals
- Malik Obama said Barack Obama was the kind of person who wanted to be worshipped and he could not do that
- The estranged older Obama said, in his memoir, the former US president had abandoned his Kenyan family and became a snob and ruthless
- Malik added that Barack let his two aunts live in abject poverty in the states and one of them died in 2014 in pitiable conditions
- The 62-year-old said the 44th US president was hesitant to raise money to ferry her body back home, claiming he was broke
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Former US president Barack Obama's half brother Malik Obama has once again attacked the ex-leader.
Malik Obama said his brother became a snob when he ascended to the presidency of the most powerful nation on earth and abandoned his Kenyan family when they needed him the most.
In a virtual interview with the New York Post, a bitter Malik said he noticed Barack wanted to be worshipped after he became successful and him, as the elder brother, could not stoop that low.
Malik Obama said his brother had become a snob after becoming rich. Photo: New York Times.
"He was the kind of person that wants people to worship him and I don’t do that,” Malik said.
Malik Obama wrote a memoir detailing his fall out with his brother. Photo: Daily Nation.
On July 11, the former US president's estranged sibling released a 435-paged memoir where he detailed his fall out with Barack.
The media outlet indicated Malik claimed, in his book, that his brother did not care about his Kenyan family.
In the memoir, the 62-year-old said his aunt, Hawa Auma Hussein, who was the only surviving sibling of their father, Barack Hussein Obama Snr, lived in abject poverty in the US.
Malik accused Barack Obama of abandoning his Kenyan family. Photo: Barack Obama.
Malik stated that he tried asking the then US president to help the aunt but Barack declined, claiming he was broke.
"It was awkward as I tried to convey Auntie Hawa’s wishes to her nephew
"She wanted him to look out for her, build her a house, etc. I told him he owed it to her, to the family for him to do anything, something,” he wrote in his memoir, Big Bad Brother from Kenya," he said.
Malik Obama and his brother Barack Obama have been in bad terms. Photo: UGC.
Malik further wrote of another aunt who died in pitiable conditions in 2014 and the 44th US head of state could not raise money on time to transport her body to Kenya for burial.
"I don’t understand how somebody who claimed to be a relative or a brother can behave the way that he’s behaving, be so cold and ruthless, and just turn his back on the people he said were his family,” Malik wrote.
The older Obama, who never wastes a moment to express his hatred for his successful brother caused a social media stir a month ago after alluding Barack was born in Kenya.
He shared a copy of a birth certificate that showed that the 44th president of the US was born at the Coast General Hospital in Mombasa on August 4, 1961.
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However, many hawk-eyed netizens noticed the document had a South Australian seal and also indicated Kenya was a republic which was not the case.
Auma Obama, his sister, said Malik's efforts to soil Barack's name was fueled by jealousy and bitterness.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that former US first lady, Michelle Obama, opened up about the struggles she faced in her marriage to Obama. She admitted not all marriages are perfect and hers too survived the test of time.
The mother of two disclosed she and ex-president went through a rough patch right after their girls were born.
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