Obama's Half- Brother Nabbed for Pot in Kenya

George denies charge, resisted arrest; prez barely knows him
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 31, 2009 6:50 AM CST
Obama's Half- Brother Nabbed for Pot in Kenya
In this Nov. 4, 2008 file photo, local boys in Kogelo village, Kenya look at a painting featuring President-elect Barack Obama.   (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Barack Obama’s half-brother has been arrested in Kenya for possessing marijuana, CNN reports. George Obama is being held at a Nairobi police station ahead of a Monday trial after police said he resisted arrest. He denies the charges. “They took me from my home," he said. "I don't know why they are charging me.” George and Barack barely know each other; George was the only close family member not to attend the inauguration.
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