- Barack Obama's brother Malik has said Barack Obama is the kind of person who wants to be worshipped
- The estranged older Obama said the former US president had abandoned his Kenyan family and became a snob and ruthless
- He said Barack Obama let his two aunts to live in abject poverty and one of them died in 2014 in pitiable conditions
- The 62-year-old said the 44th US president was hesitant to raise money to ferry her body back home, claiming he was broke
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Former US president Barack Obama's half brother Malik Obama has once again attacked the ex-head of state.
Malik Obama said his brother became a snob when he ascended to the presidency of the most powerful nation on earth and abandoned his Kenyan family when they needed him the most.
In a virtual interview with the New York Post, a bitter Malik Obama said he noticed Barack Obama wanted to be worshipped after he became successful and Malik, as the elder brother, could not stoop that low.
"He was the kind of person that wants people to worship him and I don’t do that,” Malik said.
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On July 11, the former US president's estranged sibling released a 435-paged memoir where he detailed his fall-out with Barack Obama.
The media outlet indicated Malik Obama claimed, in his book, that his brother did not care about his Kenyan family.
In the memoir, the 62-year-old said his aunt, Hawa Auma Hussein, who was the only surviving sibling of their father, Barack Hussein Obama Snr, lived in abject poverty in the US.
Malik wrote that he tried asking the then-US president to help their aunt but Barack Obama declined, claiming he was broke.
"It was awkward as I tried to convey Auntie Hawa’s wishes to her nephew,” Malik said.
"She wanted him to look out for her, build her a house, etc. I told him he owed it to her, to the family for him to do anything, something,” he wrote in his memoirs, Big Bad Brother from Kenya.
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Malik further wrote of another aunt who died in pitiable conditions in 2014 and the 44th US head of state could not raise money on time to transport her body to Kenya for burial.
"I don’t understand how somebody who claimed to be a relative or a brother can behave the way that he’s behaving, be so cold and ruthless, and just turn his back on the people he said were his family,” Malik wrote.
The older Obama, who never wastes a moment to express his hatred for his successful brother, caused a social media stir a month ago after alluding that Barack Obama was born in Kenya.
He shared a copy of a birth certificate that showed that the 44th president of the US was born at the Coast General Hospital in Mombasa on August 4, 1961.
However, many hawk-eyed netizens noticed the document had a South Australian seal and also indicated Kenya was a republic, which was not the case.
Auma Obama, his sister, said Malik's efforts to soil Barack Obama's name were fuelled by jealousy and bitterness.
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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that former US President Barack Obama's brother has been trending on social media after leaking a birth certificate which claimed that his brother was born at the Coast General Hospital in Mombasa.
If this was proven true, it would have meant that Barrack was never eligible to serve as the president of the United States of America.
A Twitter post shared by former NTV journalist Larry Madowo dismissed the birth certificate, saying it has been circulating on social media for years.
He neutralised the man with a wedding photo that was taken during the former US president's wedding when he said 'I do' to Michelle Obama.
"The ‘birth certificate’ Malik is re-sharing has been floating around the internet for years and is an obvious forgery," wrote Madowo.
According to Madowo, Malik made a name for himself in the US by being an anti-Obama but never saw the big picture when he was his best man.
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