Obama Kenya family seeks police protection
Posted Wednesday, September 10 2008 at 16:19
- The Kenya family of Barack Obama is now asking for police protection after an attempted robbery.
- Family has requested security but it has so far not been granted.
The Kenya family of the US Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama is now asking for police protection after an attempted robbery in their Siaya home.
Obama’s grandmother, Mama Sarah Obama said that the robbers struck in the night, broke the kitchen door and attempted to remove a solar panel from the roof of the main house.
She said: “I only realised that something had gone wrong when I went to make breakfast in the morning. I did not hear anything in the night as it was raining”.
She said that although the incident appeared like an ordinary robbery, the family was not taking chances with their security especially given that their grandson was gunning for the US presidency.
“I do not understand the motive of the thieves, since nothing has been stolen from the kitchen.”
She now fears for her life and that of her family and added that police need to provide security to the family.
Recently, the family askedd the Siaya Police Station to provide security but their request has so far not been granted.
On Wednesday, the Siaya police boss Mr Johnston Okasida and the District Commissioner Mr Boaz Cherutich visited the home and promised to intensify police patrols.