Opposition allied blogger Dikembe Disembe took issue with how Kenya National Archives has failed to aptly record President Obama despite his historical significance.
Dikembe alleged that while Obama’s half-brother is selling rare letters the US President wrote to him when he had not ventured into politics, the collection should be bought by National Archives and stored for posterity. This makes a lot of sense as future generations will get opportunity to feel the moment of ‘shared history’ between Kenya and the United States.
True to his renowned combativeness, Dikembe went as far as to accuse the National Archives of selective recording of history, claiming they currently only record ‘kikuyu past and contemporary history’. He wrote:
Barack Obama’s brother Malik is such a Luo louse. Instead of selling those Obama letters to American art collectors and media outlets, why not sell them to our National Archives,Museums and Daily Nation? In 100 years our grandchildren will read in books that a Kenyan was President of USA and even visited our country. Beyond that they’ll never know what else because people like Malik were selfish and unpatriotic. But then again our National Archive is still documenting past and contemporary Kikuyu history only. Ever been to National Archives of late? You should. Sad. It’s like they are waiting for a Kikuyu President of China! Like Rip Van Winkle, we are sleeping through a historical revolution.