September 11, 2008

Obama’s Uncle Says Thieves Tried to Rob Family


NAIROBI, Kenya - Barack Obama's uncle says thieves tried to break into the home of the U.S. presidential candidate's Kenyan relatives.

Said Obama says the suspects did not manage to enter the house where Obama's step-grandmother, Sarah, lives in the western Kenyan village of Kogelo.

He tells The Associated Press that: "I just spoke to Sarah, and she's OK."

He says the thieves apparently used a ladder to get onto the roof early Wednesday after finding all the doors locked.

Said Obama tell the AP that: "The police have been there since yesterday, and we're not worried. Everything is fine."

The senator's Kenyan relatives have tried to keep a low profile in Kogelo.

, more than 300 miles from the capital, Nairobi.


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