Estranged half brother of Barack Obama, George Obama (pictured) was arrested on January 31, 2009, for possession of marijuana when Kenyan police caught him near his home in a Nairobi slum with a single joint. According to the police, Obama was not carrying enough marijuana to be suspected of dealing the drug, but was in possession of an illegal substance. According to CNN, George Obama disputed the charge. "[The police] took me from my home," he said. "I don't know why they are charging me."
"He is not a drug peddler," said area police chief Joshua Omokulongolo. "But it's illegal, it's a banned substance."