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'Obama's half brother arrested'.

Summary: A Kenyan half-brother of US President Barack Obama has been arrested for possession of marijuana, local media have reported.

A Kenyan half-brother of US President Barack Obama has been arrested for possession of marijuana, local media have reported.

George Hussein Obama, born of the same father as the US leader, was apparently arrested on Saturday in Nairobi's Huruma slums, where he lives.

A newspaper said that George Obama would be charged in court later with possession of a banned drug and resisting arrest.

Area police chief Jasper Ombati said: "Police officers arrested a man who was in possession of two rolls of bhang (marijuana) and he is being charged with that offence."

George Obama works as a mechanic in Huruma and hardly knows his brother, who is hero-worshipped in Kenya due to his ancestral roots.

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