Last week I interviewed Edwin Okon’go a Kenyan journalist who used to live here in the Twin Cities. Edwin had just returned from a trip in Kenya where he had been researching “The Obama effect on the land of Obama’s father.” Anyway, I am interested in the take of MinneAfricans on Kenya being a deadbeat dad. Edwin’s argument:
In my view, Kenya is acting like a deadbeat dad who only returns many years later to claim credit for his son’s success. Kenyans refuse to accept that they did not raise Obama and, therefore, they should not expect him to understand their problems.
My interview with Edwin here.
Edwin’s video from his Kenyan trip– a very interesting journey that Edwin takes drawing parallels between his own life and that of the Senator from Illinois.