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U.S. Author of Anti-Obama Book Arrested in Kenya
    2008-10-07 18:59:04     Xinhua

Kenyan authorities are holding an American author of a book critical of U.S. presidential candidate Barrack Obama for questioning over his immigration status.

Jerome Corsi, who authored "The Obama Nation; Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality", was arrested at a Nairobi hotel on Monday minutes before launching the book meant to advance a negative campaign against the U.S. Democratic presidential candidate on his ancestral soil.

The book questions the Illinois senator's character, his links to Prime Minister Raila Odinga and attacks Obama's fitness for the White House.

The development had raised eyebrows coming a day after the Democratic Party candidate accused his Republican opponent John McCain of resorting to smear campaigns and trying to "tear down" his campaign by linking him to terrorists.

Corsi was grabbed as he entered the venue of the press conference and his books and copies of the media statement grabbed and later whisked to the Immigration department for questioning.

In a statement he issued inviting journalists at the book launch, left no secret of the intention to hurl dirt at Obama and undermine his campaign from his ancestral home.

"Dr. Corsi will also expose details of deep secret ties between US Democratic presidential candidate Sen Barack Obama and a section of Kenya government leaders, their connection to certain sectoral groups in Kenya and subsequent plot to be executed in Kenya should Sen Obama win the American presidency," the statement reads in part.

"There is no deportation but we are yet to decide on what do with the author," an official at the Immigration department told Xinhua.

"During his stay, Corsi also plans to meet Sen Obama's brother, George Hussein Onyango Obama, who lives on a 12 U.S. dollar a year in the sprawling Huruma slums and hand him a 1,000 dollars cheque from WND founder and CEO Joseph Farah," the statement said.

 
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