this school and all that it can be."At the same event, Obama told the school's principal, Yuanita Obiero, and her teachers: "I knowyou are working very hard and struggling to bring up the school, but I have said I will assist theschool, and I will do so."Citing the quotations, the London Evening Standard on July 25, 2008, reported that Obierointerpreted Obama's words as an offer of financial assistance.Obiero further referenced to the newspaper a letter dated June 22, 2005, addressed to her andsigned by Obama shortly after his 2004 election to the U.S. Senate.Obama wrote: "I am honored that you have decided to rename the Kogelo School in my name."Obiero and her board of governors even presented a nine-page proposal to Obama asking for $8.2million Kenyan shillings, about $98,000 to upgrade the school. The requests were to sink aborehole and build a water tank, erect a perimeter fence, complete a science laboratory, add newclasses, build additional latrines and add a school dining hall.In 2006, when then-U.S. Ambassador William Bellamy came to visit the school for the renamingceremony, Obiero gave him two copies of the proposal – one for the U.S. Embassy and the otherfor then Sen. Obama.Today, the village of Kogelo has lost hope that Obama will fulfill his promise to fund the schoolnamed after him.
A fenced-in rural village
After the killing of Osama bin Laden, Kenya has tightened security around the house of Grandmother Sarah in Kenya."As a result of the security challenges, including the threat of terror, I can confirm that wedecided to improve security at home," she told WND researchers in Kenya.Francis Muti, the regional administrator said there was no immediate threat to the family, butKenya was on high alert after a warning from adherents of al-Qaida after U.S. Special Forces inPakistan killed bin Laden."All the guests were to be examined in detail," Muti said. "Everyone, including family membershave to facilitate the work of security forces."As seen in Exhibit 2, the village of Kogelo containing Sarah's home has been fenced with barbedwire and with a notice board displaying the authorized visiting hours.As seen in Exhibit 3, a police station has been constructed at Kogelo, with public funds.