Obama’s half-brother busted for pot possession

January 31, 2009

(ChattahBox) — The half-brother of President Barack Obama has been arrested for alleged possession of marijuana, Kenyan police said Saturday.

Area police chief Joshua Omokulongolo said George Obama was picked up Saturday and was being held at the Huruma police post in the capital.

Omokulongolo said officers found one joint of marijuana on him. Obama, who is in his mid-20s, is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

Obama reportedly denied the allegations.

“I don’t know why they are charging me,” CNN quoted Obama as saying from jail.

George Obama and the president had the same father but are not believed to have a close relationship. George was one of the president’s few close relatives who did not go to the inauguration in Washington last week.

In his memoir, “Dreams from My Father,” Barack Obama describes meeting George as a “painful affair.”

Obama’s Kenyan father died in an auto accident when George was just six months old.


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