Barack Hussein Obama Senior was a Kenyan senior governmental economist and the father of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States.
Barack Obama Sr. was born in 1934 in Rachuonyo District on the shores of Lake Victoria just outside Kendu Bay, British Kenya, at the time a colony and protectorate of the British Empire. He was raised in the village of Nyang’oma Kogelo, Siaya District, Nyanza Province.
OWNER OF CAR WHICH KILLED OBAMA SENIOR
according to standard newspaper, In 2000, at the dawn of the new millennium, Joseph Owili Ongei bought a green Chevrolet LUV KB20 model, chasis number 9583320.
What he did not know, however, was that he had become the new owner of the car that claimed the life of Barack Obama Sr, the father of US President Barack Obama.
Owili, who then worked for Ministry of Planning as a technician, says he paid Sh175,000 to Jael Atieno Onyango. Owili, who had previous knowledge of Jael before buying the car, says the latter met Obama Snr in the early 1980s at the Treasury, where she, too, worked.
Ownership records showed the car last belonged to Dr Barack H Obama, who bought it from General Motors in 1981.
Obama had been working for the Ministry of Finance when he bought the car, in a scheme that apparently saw senior officials at the ministry identify cars and have them bought by the ministry, after which the individual employees would have their salaries deducted monthly to recover the cash.
Obama Snr died on November 24, 1982 before he could settle the loan. After the fatal accident, the car was towed to the Ministry of Finance’s junk yard.