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Njoroge Wachai

Kenya

Njoroge is a journalist who formerly worked for the Kenya-based People Daily. He was Africa Correspondent for the Science and Development Network (SciDev.net), a UK-based web site highlighting science and technology issues from developing countries. He also freelanced for the Switzerland-based Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO). Njoroge was a press fellow at the Wolfson College, University of Cambridge for four months in 2003, where he researched the role of alternative press in the democratization process in Africa. Njoroge currently lives in the U.S. He has studied Journalism and Technical Communication at the graduate level. Close.

Njoroge Wachai

Kenya

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February 5, 2009 3:38 PM

Why the Drama over George Obama?

News headlines this week have screamed about George Obama, Barack Obama's half-brother from Nairobi, who was briefly jailed in Kenya on drug-related charges. The BBC News website even featured the story as "breaking news" - even though in my mind, "breaking news" is usually reserved for coups, wars, natural disasters, electoral victories, or financial scandals.

CNN followed suit, running the news item on CNN.com continuously for two days. Other news websites including HuffingtonPost.com, Telegraph.co.uk, Latimes.com and even WashingtonPost.com also followed the story closely. Which prompts me to pose the question: Why?

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