After years of service to the Obama family in Kogelo, the Kenyan government has decided to withdraw all the security personnel and members of staff from the former president’s home.
According to the latest reports from close family members, the order to withdraw the staff came a few days ago marking the end of the government’s support to the Obama family. Obama was the first black president to rise to power in the United States and this brought to the limelight his local village Kogelo.
As a sign of respect and honour the Kenyan government deployed security officers to his home to protect his property. They have stayed there for all the eight years he was president and even extended some more. Obama’s half brother Malik Obama has now revealed that all the security has been withdrawn after years of service.
In a tweet message on Tuesday Malik said that the last officers had been taken away by the state. He thanked the Kenyan government for the honor they accorded his brother during his rule and after retirement.
“On behalf of the Obama family, we thank the government of Kenya for providing our ancestral home with security during and beyond the presidency of Barack Obama. Today the last vestiges of government security were dismantled and removed and all personnel withdrew,” said Malik.