New book on Barack Obama Sr released

A book on Barack Obama Sr has been released to coincide with the arrival of his son, US President Barack Obama, in Kenya.

Titled Barack Obama Senior: A Dream Fulfilled, the book was published by East African Educational Publishers and is available in major bookshops.

Written by Fredrick Donde, a former United Nations staffer, the book explores the life of the visiting president’s father, who hailed from K’Ogelo in Siaya County.

It traces the senior Obama’s growth and education under the colonial administration as well as his travel to the US for further education.

The author examines how his character, vision and intellect influenced his son’s drive to become the world’s most powerful man.

The book’s title somehow signifies fulfilment of Kenya’s long-cherished dream to host the American president.