Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Senator Obama Kogelo School, Kenya

Barack Obama's Promises: Just Words?

A small school in Kenya bears his name, but his efforts there are a distant memory. In 2006, Barack Obama committed to helping this struggling school located in the small village, Nyang’oma-Kogelo, where his father was born. Principal Yuanita Obiero owns the land where the Senator Obama Kogelo School stands, and she banked her hopes for its future on Senator Obama's words. Two years later, she is still hanging on those words.

Principal Obiero, 48, told the Evening Post in an interview in Kenya: "Senator Obama has not honoured the promises he gave me when we met in 2006 and in his earlier letter to the school. He has not given us even one shilling. But we still have hope. ... When the US Ambassador William Bellamy came to visit the school for the official renaming ceremony in February 2006, we gave him two copies of the proposal, one for the Embassy and one to give to Senator Obama. But we have not heard anything from either of them since."

Enter Kenyan-American blogger , Juliette Ochieng, or as she's better known, Baldilocks. She's committed to picking up where Obama's promises left off and has set up a non-profit to raise money for the school. Find out more here:

Too often throughout this presidential campaign accusations of racism have been applied from all angles. It's hard to tell where the truth lies anymore, but I am convinced that Barack Obama is not the right leader for this country.

If you're getting this story from me, let's praise this woman for standing up for something what she believes in. She knows where Barack Obama is coming from--and she's not voting for him.

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