Thursday, August 5, 2010

Obama Agrees to Repatriate African "Loot" Hidden in the U.S.

 AG Eric Holder spoke these words to the African Union Summit in Uganda on July 25, 2010:
I’m pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Justice is launching a new Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative aimed at combating large-scale foreign official corruption and recovering public funds for their intended – and proper – use: for the people of our nations. We’re assembling a team of prosecutors who will focus exclusively on this work and build upon efforts already underway to deter corruption, hold offenders accountable, and protect public resources.
Click here for Holder's full speech. (Wish Holder would wax as poetically about America as he does about Africa.) You can also download the DOJ's National Asset Forfeiture Strategic Plan 2008 - 2012

By Murerai Kihia
The Standard, Nairobi, Kenya
July 31, 2010

Recent announcement by US President Barack Obama that his administration would seize money stolen by African dictators from their countries’ coffers and hidden in the US is welcome.

This will send a strong message to African leaders that the days of looting their countries and ‘exporting’ their wealth to the West are Over.

Hopefully, other countries in the West will follow the example of the US and seize any proceeds of corruption from Africa and repatriate it.
Read more . . .

Also see:
Kleptocrats Be Warned, Daily Nation

Trade partners should join US action on looters, The Standard

Now if only Obama would repatriate himself to Kenya.


  1. The Freaky Flying Monkey in charge of the erstwhile DOJ would do better to focus on things affecting We The People (such as the illegal immigrant takeover in AZ) rather than third-world operations (such as Kenya) who will love this sort of Uncle Sugar handout.

    What'll you bet that at least $30 billion will be "found" that needs to be given to Kenya (after all it'll help them pay for their government mandatad abortions)?? It's just another way to rob the taxpayers while bleating about "fairness", "humanity", etc.

  2. This was a direct response and pay back to Kenyan assembly member Khalwali in saying that Obama should either repatriate Kenyan treasures or repatriate himself since he and other Kenyan officials say Obama was born in Kenya.

  3. The fact is that the stolen money returned to the corrupt African government will in turn be stolen because the bureaucrats will not use the funds to develop their respective countries. This is the dilemma of fighting corruption in Africa.