Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 27 November 2014

Obama's half brother marries teen

Malik Obama, the older half brother of US President Barack Obama, has married a woman who is more than 30 years younger than him
Malik Obama, the older half brother of US President Barack Obama, has married a woman who is more than 30 years younger than him

President Barack Obama's polygamist half brother in Kenya has married a woman who is more than 30 years younger than him.

The 19-year-old's mother said she was furious that her daughter quit school and married the 52-year-old.

Mary Aoko Ouma said her daughter tried to marry Malik Obama two years ago, but she wouldn't give permission.

Malik Obama, who is Muslim, has two other wives.

Polygamy is legal in Kenya if it falls under religious or cultural traditions.

In an interview broadcast by Kenya's NTV that was filmed without his knowledge, Malik Obama says he married the 19-year-old but didn't say when.

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