Swiftboater Detained in Kenya
by skohayes, Tue Oct 07, 2008 at 03:16:39 AM EDT
According the the Times Online, Jerome Corsi has been detained to answer questions about why he is in Kenya.
Dr Corsi said he had a $1,000 cheque for George Obama, seen as part of a stunt to suggest that the Senator was not taking care of his Kenyan-based relative.
A source at Nyayo House, where Dr Corsi was being held, said the author had been detained for references made to Raila Odinga, the Kenyan prime minister, and allegations that his Muslim supporters had engaged in a wave of violence that rocked the country after December's disputed elections.
The allegations are not taken seriously in Kenya, where Mr Odinga is widely seen to have been cheated out of a legitimate victory.
However, in his promotional literature, Dr Corsi promised to reveal sinister links between Kenyan politicians and Mr Obama.
"Dr Corsi will also expose details of deep secret ties between US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and a section of Kenya government leaders, their connection to certain sectoral groups in Kenya and subsequent plot to be executed in Kenya should Sen Obama win the American presidency," it said.
Mr Obama, whose father was a well-known Kenyan economist, is hugely popular across Africa.
Maybe they can hold on to him until after the election?