Barack Obama Brother George Obama’s Life in Poverty in Huruma Slum Nairobi

Barack Obama’s brother, George Obama has lived in Huruma slums, in the capital city of Kenya, Nairobi for many years. 

Both George and Barack are sons of Barack Hussein Obama (who passed away in a vehicle accident in 1982), but have different mothers.

When George Obama was 5 years old, he first met his famous brother, and they reconnected in 2006 when the former president of the United States visited Nairobi while on a tour of East Africa.

Barack Obama and his grandmother Mama Sarah
PHOTO COURTESY: former president of the United States, Obama

In this article, muranganews is going to concentrate on the life of George Obama and how he has survived while living in the slums, a complete contrast of Barack Obama’s life.

George Obama survival in poverty 

In his own book, homeland, George has described his life which is completely opposite to that of Barack Obama.

My brother has risen to be the leader of the most powerful country in the world. Here in Kenya, my aim is to be a leader amongst the poorest people on earth—those who live in the slums.” A quote from his book reads.

George Obama book The Homeland
PHOTO COURTESY: The book of Obama’s brother

George Obama, who spent most of his life in poverty, watched as his half-brother, who is now well-known, rose from Harvard to the Senate and then the White House. 

Struggles with his education

Three of his half-siblings, including Barack, were born to two American women. 

Although George’s mother, Jael, is also a Kenyan, he was unable to take advantage of the same chances as his half-brothers and sister, the majority of whom have studied and lived abroad.

George Obama dropped out of school at the young age of 15. He is now a former gang member who cares for infants and is kind to his buddies. 

George Obama life in poverty
PHOTO COURTESY: George Obama living in a slum of Nairobi

Criminal lifestyle

Obama served three months in prison in 2003 for a robbery that he has severally claimed he didn’t commit. But he claims to have robbed numerous other people.

George Obama Barack Obama young brother
PHOTO COURTESY: George, the last born of Barack Obama Senior

He used to live as a thief in the ghetto where he now considers himself a community volunteer.