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Obama’s US hypercritic kicked out of Kenya
Jerome Corsi deported for illegal launching of book
Kenyan media today reports that an American author who came to Kenya with a sole mission of discrediting Barack Obama was deported on Tuesday night.
Reports say Dr Jerome Corsi was arrested shortly after 8am just as he was about to address a news conference to launch his anti-Obama book in Nairobi.
He was taken to the Immigration headquarters and later deported on the British Airways midnight flight out of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Dr Corsi, author of The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality, which has been heavily criticised worldwide for its inaccuracies, came to Kenya more than a week ago.
It is said that he had been staying with friends.
Reports say he was due to launch the book, which depicts Obama, whose father was Kenyan, as a sympathiser of radical Islam and communism.
But he was arrested before he could speak and driven with an assistant, Timothy M. Bueler, to Nyayo House, around 500 metres away.
The Immigration officials also impounded copies of the Obama book, it is said.
Dr Corsi and Mr Bueler are understood to have had entered Kenya as tourists, stating they intended to visit game parks.
But the book launch was a commercial venture, therefore, they had contravened their immigration status.