A man who claims that the late President Obama’s aunt, Zeituni Onyango, is his wife, yesterday said he still hopes to bury her despite the family denying him such rights.
Mr Ebel Mboya Okoko is however disappointed that his efforts to strike a compromise with his “in-laws” have borne no fruit.
His latest effort to meet the US President’s grandmother, Mama Sara Obama, during a recent burial of a relative in Kendu Bay, was aborted due to the elaborate security around her.
“I got wind of the presence of my mother in-law in Kendu Bay late and rushed to meet her. I was however unable to penetrate the tight security around her,” he said.
Some of Mama Sara’s relatives live in Kendu Bay, but other relatives moved to Kogelo Nyang’oma in Siaya County, as the rest stayed behind in Kanyadhiang’ in Homa Bay County.
The latest efforts by Mr Okoko to meet relatives of the late Zeituni (below) has come in the wake of a report attributed to President Barack Obama’s half-brother Malik Abong’o, that the remains of Ms Zeituni be buried in a Muslim cemetery in Kisumu during the next few days.
Mr Abong’o was quoted by the Sunday Nation saying the family was finalising arrangements to rest their auntie at a Muslim cemetery in Kisumu.
Yesterday, Mr Okoko said he was not worried about the ongoing arrangements by his “in-laws”.
“I want to state categorically that my efforts to seek legal redress still remain a last resort,” said Mr Okoko.