Jerome Corsi arrested in Kenya during Obama probe

Subject: 
Jerome Corsi arrested in Kenya during Obama probe
Posted By: 
TNT MadDog
Date: 
Saturday, October 18, 2008 10:49 am

Jerome Corsi arrested in Kenya during Obama probe
[ OLD LINK REMOVED ]

[ OLD LINK REMOVED ]

Officials scuttle WND reporter\'s news conference on investigation
Posted: October 07, 2008
7:26 am Eastern

© 2008 WorldNetDaily

WND senior staff writer Jerry Corsi

NAIROBI, Kenya – The government of Kenya is holding WND senior staff reporter Jerome Corsi in custody at immigration headquarters after police picked him up at his hotel just prior to a scheduled news conference in which he planned to announce the findings of his investigation into Barack Obama\'s connections in the country.

Corsi, the author of the No. 1 best-selling book \"The Obama Nation,\" was picked up by authorities at his hotel at 9:45 a.m. and detained at Nyayo House, the provincial headquarters for Nairobi.

\"Just as we were about to start the 10 a.m. press conference at the Grand Regency Hotel in Nairobi, Kenyan immigration approached us and detained us,\" Corsi told WND by telephone this morning. \"Tim Bueler, my publicist, and I are now in the immigration offices, with our passports taken. The immigration officer told the press, \'There is no problem, and Dr. Corsi is a friend of Kenya.\'\"

\"There are unconfirmed reports from on the ground in Nairobi that Jerome Corsi and his traveling partner and publicist, Tim Bueler, have left Kenya,\" said Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND who was in touch with Corsi by telephone and email until 9:30 a.m. Eastern today. \"However, we have not been able to reach either Corsi or Bueler for several hours, and we are concerned. Officials in Kenya have not been responsive to our requests for information. We also hear unconfirmed reports from the government claiming it has \'deported\' Corsi. Since Corsi was scheduled to leave the country today, this would seem to be a strange action from a government that was well aware of Corsi\'s presence, his travels and his activities in the country for the last week.\"

Corsi had extensive meetings with top Kenyan officials upon his arrival. His visit and his activities during his stay have been well-known to authorities at the highest levels.

A senior immigration official in charge of investigations, Carlos Maluta was quoted by the Associated Press as saying: \"We still haven\'t decided what to do with him.\"

Despite reports elsewhere to the contrary, Corsi has not been arrested or charged with any offense.

An official with the Embassy of Kenya in Washington said he was unaware of Corsi\'s detention. The Ministry of Immigration in Nairobi could not be reached for comment. WND tried again, later, to contact a spokesman for the embassy and was told by a receptionist the official word is that Corsi was not detained. \"He\'s enjoying his holiday in Kenya,\" she said.

Obama has a long history of connections in Kenya, where his father worked as a government economist. Corsi documented this history in his book and went to Kenya to find answers to lingering questions – particularly about the links between the presidential candidate and Kenya Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

Corsi had promised a news conference today that would \"expose details of deep secret ties between U.S. 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 Senator Obama win the American presidency.\"

Meanwhile, the management of the hotel where Corsi was scheduled to hold the press conference has repudiated its plans to provide the facility.

In a press release, the hotel said: \"We would like to assure our business partners and the public at large that Laico Regency Hotel is a law-abiding institution and does not condone any smear campaigns. The management cannot allow such activities to take place.\"

Sen. Barack Obama with Raila Odinga

Corsi told WND he has been assured he will be released soon. He had planned to leave the country tomorrow, arriving in London first and the U.S. Friday.

A hotel worker in Nairobi told Reuters Corsi was picked up as soon as he walked into the hotel for the scheduled press conference: \"He was walking in and then some immigration officers who were following him snatched him. It happened so fast, they just vanished with him.\"

\"Obama is revered in Kenya for his paternal roots here and as a flagbearer for Africa on the international stage,\" explained the Reuters dispatch.

Kenyan TV station KTN said Corsi may be sent home due to lack of a work permit. However, Corsi met with top officials in Nairobi earlier this week explaining in detail the purpose of his visit and sharing copies of his news releases and books.

Corsi told WND Editor Joseph Farah by telephone that Kenyan authorities claimed they were holding him because the immigration forms his party filled out for customs had been lost.

Corsi was set to show Obama and Odinga have been in direct contact since the senator\'s visit to Kenya in 2006. He was to claim Obama advised Odinga on campaign strategy and helped him raise money in the U.S. for the Kenya presidential campaign.

Corsi was to report Odinga\'s 2007 presidential campaign strategy called for exploiting anti-Kikuyu tribal sentiments, claiming victory and charging voter fraud even if the campaign knew the election had been legitimately lost. Odinga, Corsi said, also was willing to fan the flames of ethnic tribal tensions and use violence as a last resort by calling for mass action that led to the destruction of properties, injuries, loss of life and the displacement of over 500,000 Kenyans. The purpose was to compel the Electoral Commission of Kenya to declare him the winner or enable him to declare himself the winner by force.

Even though Odinga has not fulfilled his campaign promises to the Muslims who voted for him, he continues to cause concern among Kenyans because he has not declared his position on Shariah law, Corsi said.

Corsi said Obama remained in active phone contact with Odinga through the New Hampshire Democratic Party primary in January. The Illinois senator continued to support Odinga, he said, turning a blind eye to an agreement signed with Muslims and the post-election violence instigated as part of the campaign strategy.

Related offers:

Get the book that started it all – Jerome Corsi\'s \"The Obama Nation,\" personally autographed, for only $4.95, only from WND and only today!

Get \"The Audacity of Deceit,\" and learn about the looming hostile attack on Judeo-Christian values and freedoms Americans hold dear

\"NObama\" magnetic bumper sticker

Whistleblower magazine\'s \"THE SECRET LIFE OF BARACK OBAMA\"

========================

Jerome Corsi arrested in Africa

[ OLD LINK REMOVED ]
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008 10:23 EDT
Jerome Corsi is making headlines again.

Arriving in Kenya to conduct more scurrilous research about Barack Obama, the former Swift Boater was detained by Kenyan immigration officials, according to The Times of London.

But officers swooped hours after Dr Corsi was described as \"author of a smear crusade\" by local newspapers.

Immigration officials claim he had been detained because he did not have a work permit, however one of Dr Corsi\'s assistants said he was \"just answering some questions\".

... 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.

Ї Thomas Schaller
=============
Jerome Corsi, anti-Obama author, detained in Kenya
[ OLD LINK REMOVED ]
Kenya holds Corsi \'incommunicado\'
[ OLD LINK REMOVED ]

----------

Visit the ultimate resource for defending liberty

CLICK HERE:
[ OLD LINK REMOVED ]

1. Links to liberty defending organizations
2. Links to liberty defending web pages
3. Links to A MASSIVE assortment of liberty defending videos
4. A stream lined system for contacting legislators with suggested letters
5. Links to liberty defending egroups
6. Links to magazines, literature and other materials

Are you looking for a book about defending liberty?
Many rare and out of print books are still available.
Look here:
[ OLD LINK REMOVED ]

Then look here:
[ OLD LINK REMOVED ]?%5Fencoding=UTF8&node=4

Then look here:
[ OLD LINK REMOVED ]