Former US President Barack Obama’s sister Auma Obama is under fire for telling Luo youths to stop relying on handouts ahead of Obama’s visit to Kogelo Siaya .
Auma who was hosted on Citizen TV Last night told the people of Siaya not to expect handouts from his brother but instead focus on tapping the economic potential of the region.
” Come to Alego and see what we have done, this is just the beginning. People are a little bit impatient.This gonya gonya (handouts) should stop guys”. Auma said.
She told them not to wait for Obama to come solve their Problems. that they have to do something.
The former US President is expected to jet in Kenya on Monday July 16th 2018 to launch Dr Auma’s Sauti Kuu NGO in Kogelo.
Obama will also hold a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga before heading to Johannesburg South Africa to deliver the 16th Nelson Mandela lecture to selected Barack Obama Foundation Young Leaders.
Below are comments from Kenyans on Dr Auma’s Interview on Citizen TV where she discouraged Youths from Handouts:
Talking about "Gonya", you realise that @AumaObama has that UGLY attitude of the extended Obama family. To her, Luos are just going to beg Obama nothing more. Now all the K'Ogelo people are just beggars and that's what she could see beyond the many issues she could have addressed
— Robert ALAI, HSC (@RobertAlai) July 13, 2018
Auma, did you have to say all that about your PEOPLE? Where I come from we say, humble yourself and you will be BLESSED. Even the Holy BIBLE talks about HUMILITY. Your presser on @BarackObama's visit was full of self praise & unnecessary BRAGGADOCIO akin to a baby eating chapo.
— Philip Etale (@EtalePhilip) July 13, 2018
How many LUO beggars would one meet in the streets of Nairobi randomly that makes Auma Obama to generalize the luo softwares as BEGGARS of GONYA GONYA because of Barrack ? Late Musa Juma said “ Kik iwuondwa ni ineno mbeleni osiepa zote tuwache kwa Mungu”
— Eng Otieno Ogallo (@otienogallo) July 13, 2018
Auma Obama must be reminded that Luos felt betrayed when his cousin /brother supported @UKenyatta and @williamsruto looting and kleptocratic government. So she should not talk as if Luos are interested in that useless man. Jo Luo oksechi.
— #AFRICAN (@TEAMNASA_KE) July 13, 2018
Barack Obama remains an inspiration to us all. But @AumaObama should also realise we have lived whole of our lives without her half brother. Kwani amekuwa Yesu?
— Hillary Kiplagat C (@Larry_Lagat) July 13, 2018
Ms. @AumaObama’s words are mean and demeaning to Kenyan community. But am not surprised. Remember when @BarackObama visited Kenya as @POTUS44? She was used by @JubileePartyK to shield, misguide and feed Obama with unfactual info. Obama then embarrassed opposition and left. BURE!
— AB Murage (@ABMurage) July 13, 2018