“Mister President! Mister President!” Those are the words that are heard at times when George Hussein Obama, the half-brother of our president, walks out of his house. Living in a slum in Nairobi, George is half a world away from the life of his famous sibling. The two men have the same father, with George coming from the senior Obama’s fourth marriage.
George is now 30 years old and lives in a shack. He wrote a book, called “Homeland,” which was published back in 2012. In his book, he claims that he chooses to live with the poor, rather than the middle class, so that he can identify with their plight.
“George chooses to live in the Nairobi ghetto, where he works to help the ghetto-dwellers, and especially the slum kids, overcome the challenges surrounding their lives,” the book says.
“My brother has risen to be the leader of the most powerful country in the world. Here in Kenya, my aim is to be a leader among the poorest people on Earth: those who live in the slums,” he says.
George was part of a soccer team in his neighborhood called, “Obama’s Champs.” He claims to have helped lead them to victory. There are other reports that he is an alcoholic, since his neighborhood is known for producing an abundance of drugs and alcohol.
George reportedly spends much of this time drinking Chang’aa, a drink that mixes a variety of chemicals, including ethanol, embalming fluid or battery acid. It is known for causing death or blindness in those who mix it the wrong way. Members of his neighborhood say that George uses his last name regularly to get food and alcohol from others.
George says that his brother’s name is both a gift and a curse.
“People are only interested in me because of my brother,” he said to the UK Daily Mail. “I hate it. People all want me to be someone else.”
We have no idea if President Obama has ever hung out with George. We’re sure that if he’d already done so, the Republicans would have eaten him up for it.