Barack Obama Sr. Biography
Birthday: June 18, 1936 (Gemini)
Born In: Rachuonyo District, Nyang'oma Kogelo
Barack Hussein Obama Sr., a Luo Kenyan man from Nyang'oma Kogelo was a senior governmental economist in Kenya, more famous as father of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. The latter was born through Obama Sr.’s second marriage with American anthropologist, Ann Dunham. Obama Sr. was one of the beneficiaries of the African Airlifts of the 1950s-60s, the education program supported by Tom Mboya and created for African students to study at US colleges. He earned BA degree from University of Hawaii, Manoa and MA degree from Harvard University, both in economics, before returning to Kenya where he started working in an oil company. He later joined the Kenyan Ministry of Transport as an economist and eventually served the Ministry of Finance as senior economic analyst. His otherwise thriving career was badly affected due to his clashes with Kenyan President Jomo Kenyatta, which saw him being fired and blacklisted in Kenya, and also striving for a job. He met with three severe car accidents of which the last one proved fatal.