Jerome Corsi is not a household name in Kenyan politics yet the country is reeling from his latest work. The American author, political commentator and conspiracy theorist best known for his two New York Times bestselling books: The Obama Nation and Unfit for Command was deported from Kenya in 2008 while on a tour to promote his last book on Barack Obama. Jerome Corsi is also a leader of the Birther movement that claims Barack Obama was not born in America and his main goal is to destroy White-American culture.
His book, The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality was an attack on then candidate Barack Obama by linking him to radical Islam, “black theology” while race baiting to paint him as not fully American. He goes on to cite Barack Obama’s use of marijuana while in college and his involvement in civil right politics among other allegations that he believed disqualified him from the presidency. The book was dismissed for its blatant lies and racism with the American fact checking organisation stating it was “a mishmash of unsupported conjecture, half-truths, logical fallacies and outright falsehoods.” and that “A comprehensive review of all the false claims in Corsi’s book would itself be a book.” The attack on Barack Obama failed and many credit his fervent rebuttal for making the hitherto influential Republican Party operative and his affiliates the outliers in American politics.
Swift boat Politics
Jerome Corsi had registered success through his 2004 publication, Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry in which he lambasted the then Democratic Party nominee John Kerry and cost him the elections. In the book, Jerome Corsi alleges that John Kerry was dishonest while serving in the military during the Vietnam War and unpatriotic due to his opposition to war. The book was promoted as a first hand account of swift boat captains and other veterans that served with John Kerry during the war and was so successful that the term swift boating is now used to represent a vicious smear campaign or political attack. It was later on discovered that none of the veterans interviewed in the book served with John Kerry and many of the interviewees accused Jerome Corsi and his co-author John O’Neill of misconstruing their statements to taint John Kerry’s record.
When Miguna Miguna was dismissed from his position as legal advisor in Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s office over allegations of misconduct his first order of business was to establish contact with Jerome Corsi and other Republican Party operatives who were attempting to make a connection between Raila Odinga and Barack Obama. The conservatives were so desperate for a line of attack yet so ill informed about Kenyan politics that for months their leading talking point was “Barack Obama, the Kenyan, communist, muslim helped his cousin, dictator, fellow muslim and communist Raila Odinga spread violence after the 2008 elections and steal the election”.
On 02/22/2012 Jerome Corsi flaunted the manuscripts to Miguna Miguna’s book on his website(wnd.com) in an article titled, Obama’s Kenyan Pal A Target of A Tell All Book: President helped put fellow tribesmen in office after supporters rioted. The article claims Raila Odinga is a sorcerer with a voracious sexual appetite. Corsi cites Miguna’s book as “further documentation” for the allegations in his 2008 New York Times No. 1 bestselling book, “The Obama Nation”.
Raila Odinga’s alleged relations with Barack Obama made him a fair target for American conservatives and the end product is the 500 page book edited and developed by Jerome Corsi and Miguna Miguna. American styled partisan politics has officially made its début in Kenyan politics.
Miguna in Canada
Miguna Miguna fled Canada where he practiced law after being acquitted of sexual abuse charges leveled against him by two Kenyan women. The imposing Miguna Miguna allegedly overpowered and sexually abused the two vulnerable women in his office where they sought his counsel over their immigration cases. He then sued the head of state of Canada; Queen Elizabeth, the Canadian Minister of Justice, the Toronto Police Board, the Crown Attorneys claiming $17.5 million in damages but his case was dismissed and he was ordered to pay millions of shillings in legal fees.
How a man of Miguna Miguna’s calibre made it to the office of the prime minister as a legal advisor remains a mystery. Miguna Miguna’s past is enough to make any employer cringe and the fact that he was at the helm of Kenyan politics is more devastating to the Raila Odinga camp than his new book.