After the release this week of 11 documents concerning Barack Obama’s birth and early childhood in the country, Kenyan Supreme Court judge Mokoumbo Abwebwe has declared that “nothing could technically prevent Mr. Obama from running in the 2017 Kenyan elections”.
The papers have been requested by the international press for years, but the Kenyan Supreme Court, who had ordered all of his records to be sealed months before the 2008 US presidential elections, finally just ordered authorities to release the documents based on a new law on “access to information.”
The papers indicate that former President Barrack Hussein Obama was actually born in Lamu, Kenya, more than a year before his father allegedly moved to Hawaii and met his mother.
“This information contradicts all the documents presented by the administration over the past few years,” he added.
In 2008, the Kenya Supreme Court had stated that it had sealed all birth records concerning Obama at the time “as to not interfere in another country’s election process”, a decision which was overruled by authorities last week by the new access to information law recently passed this year.
“Now that Mr. Obama is no longer president and that this information will no longer interfere with the democratic process of the US elections, and in accordance with the new access to information law, there is no more reason that the former presidential candidate’s birth certificate be under seal and all instructions to the effect that the state’s Department of Health is to make sure no one in the press obtains access to the original document under any circumstances, has been officially lifted” said Kenyan Supreme Court judge, Mokoumbo Abwebwe, in his statement.