A United Nations doctor, a WHO Epidemiologist whose area of work was in Kenya and Africa just took at Obama’s Kenyan birth certificate.
Here are the doctor’s comments:
These documents are interesting, especially as I have copies of a ‘real’ Kenya birth certificate for my son who was also born in Kenya.”
The birth certificate allegedly issued by the Coast Province of Kenya (where Mombassa is located) has been shown to be a copy, based on an Australian birth certificate form available on line. The real Kenyan birth certificate issued in 1978 looks completely different from the Obama one shown on line.
The Government may have changed the format, but official documents tend to change very slowly in former British colonies – I had the same driving permit in Nairobi for over 20 years, and a friend had an identical one issued by the British colonial administration in the 1950s. [They have finally computerized the driving permits, but only two years ago.]
The hospital birth certificate is implausible for several reasons. Coast General is a government hospital, and would probably have admitted only African patients in 1961, under the racist colonial regime.
The doctors who allegedly delivered the baby would never have been Africans, in any case, in colonial Kenya. When my son was born, 15 years after independence, most white women still delivered at the former ‘whites only’ hospital, now a very good and expensive private hospital, and most of them had white or Indian doctors.
The hospital where my son was born, a Catholic hospital, did not issue a birth certificate—and nobody took his footprint. In fact, I obtained his full birth certificate from the Nairobi City Council, by showing them a temporary document issued by the hospital. This was the only legal procedure for getting a birth certificate (which I needed in order to get his US citizenship documents).
In order for Obama’s mother to take him back to the US, if he was actually born in Kenya, she would have needed to get a Certificate of his US Citizenship [issued by the State Department] and to have him added to her US passport or issued with his own US passport. Otherwise he would have had to enter the US as a British subject (son of a colonial subject father) and been naturalized.
It is very easy these days to forge things, and Kenyans, like other people, will do and say things for money. I wouldn’t worry about the ‘birther’ misinformation. They will never give up.