* Atlas Shrugs:
And the messiah media is just going along with this? This is amazing. Utterly astounding. Their silence is deafening.
What is it that Obama is so terribly afraid of us finding out?Â Why the gag order?
* Is Obama’s African Clan ready to move into the White House?
Kenyan government imposes gag order on Obama familyÂ WND
No media contact: ‘We are doing this because we want to ensure better flow of information’
* Orwell sends his regards:
The Kenyan government has barred unapproved contacts between the media and President-electÂ BarackÂ Obama’sextended family.Â
Family members will be required to receive permission from the government before making any public statements about their famous relative,Â according to the Nairobi Star.Â
“We are doing this because we want to ensure better flow of information,” Athman Said, an under-secretary in the Ministry of Heritage, told the Obama family in Kogelo.Â
“The government has decided that you should inform its officers who will be based here if you want to address the media.”Â
Journalists wishing to speak with the family must first be approved by the government.
While the latest attempt to embargo news about and from the president-elect’s African family may anticipate passage of the “media gag” bill,economics, tourism and boosterism are also part of the equation.
And quietly paying the family off ……………..
Under-secretary Said, who informed the Obamas they were muzzled, announced theÂ Obama Cultural Home project, which will include a museum, a gallery and a leadership center in the family’s town of Kogelo.Â A video featuring Mama Sarah Obama, the president-elect’s step-grandmother, will relate the Obamas’ family history. Said added that the Ministry of Heritage is negotiating with the U.S. government to display Obama’s publications.
The investment in the family’s village so far has caused land prices to double in the past several months.Â Electicity service has been routed to the community and investors are rumored to be planning hotel construction to serve the tourists expected to travel the “Presidential Heritage Tourism Circuit.”
The proposed heritage center’s siting in Kogelo has not been well received by the entire Obama clan. Some are demanding that the project be built in Kanyadhiang, the ancestral home of Barack Obama’s father before the family moved to Kogelo.