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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Barack Obama Congratulates His Brother As He Weds In An London

                                      Thumbs up: Ben Obama, the brother of US President Barack, has married care worker Lily Achoch in an Oxfordshire registry office
                                                                     The Couple
The US President's brother has got married to a care worker in Oxford - and received a personal phone call of congratulation from elder sibling Barack. Although his brother is one of the world's most powerful men, Ben Obama opted for simple surroundings when he wed care worker Lily Achoch at the Oxford registry office.
Shortly before the ceremony, Ben, 42, took the President's call on his mobile phone from Washington DC. He said: 'It was great hearing him because Barack's the most important politician in the world and is naturally extremely busy.
                                          Brotherly love: US President Barack Obama and his younger brother Ben in the Oval Office of the White House in 2007
                                                        President Obama and Brother Ben
But he took time out for family matters, wishing me and Lily hearty congratulations. He told me he was looking forward to meeting her and that will happen soon. 'He hoped Lily and I would enjoy a great life together. Ben is the son of Barack's father, Kenyan Barack Senior, and the president's stepmother Kezia - who moved to Bracknell, Berkshire, from Kenya in 2003. Barack Senior, who was a central figure in the President's 1995 memoir, Dreams From My Father,  wed Kezia, now 73, a in a Kenyan village ceremony in 1954. They had a son and daughter together before Barack Senior left to study in the United States in 1959. He went on to marry American Ann Dunham, the President's mother - who gave birth to Barack in Hawaii in 1961, and then another woman. However, he would often return to his first wife Kezia in Kenya in his role as a Government economist. Ben was born as Bernard Obama in Kenya in 1970 and was 12 years old when his father died in a car crash in Narobi in 1982. DM.

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