KENYA GOVT WAS "MY BROTHER'S KEEPER" AGAINST OBAMA CAMPAIGN GAFFE FROM HIS FATHER'S FAMILY
The security personel were especially keen on keeping the staff of the International media as far as posible from the family members.
This action raised concern among the members of press who wondered whether being already accredited by the government,they were now being considered a security threat to the now celebrity family during the presidential campaigns.
Details emerging now show that the government had other serious concerns that were not of security nature.
It seems that the Kenyan government was getting concerned about the opportunistic nature of the McCain campaign which was taking every opportunity to unearth embarassing details about the now President-elect and they feared that his kenyan family left on their own could make press gaffes that although meant to be harmless may have been picked by the McCain campaign to compromise the personal intergrity of the President-elect.
The unearthing of his impoverished half brother living in slums near the Kenyan Capital,Nairobi was a bad enough mistake leaning on complacency of the Kenyan government in protecting its precious son against bad international press exposure.
Immediately after this half-brother's exposure,it can well be remembered that an Indian-American who was of kenyan origin and now linked to McCain campaign started a mock fundraising of USD 1000 which was to be handed over to President-elect to pass over to his impoverished kenyan half-brother as a gift from the republican party.
These and other presumed embarassing gestures directed at the Obama family here in KENYA is what compelled the kenyan government to take all measures to shield the family from international press which was presumed to be working at the behest of McCain campaign in nosing out embarassing personal details on President-elect from all corners of associations in his life including his kenyan family who are hapless in the willy ways of international press.
For this,the kenyan government hopes to be cast in favourable light in his upcoming administration for the role it played as "His Brother's keeper". Only time will tell!