Obama uncle out of US jail, whereabouts unclear

AP , Friday 9 Sep 2011

President Barack Obama's uncle Onyango Obama has been released from a Massachusetts jail two weeks after being arrested on a drunk driving charge

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US President's uncle Onyango Obama (Photo:AP)

Officials say President Barack Obama's uncle has been released from a Massachusetts jail two weeks after being arrested on a drunk driving charge.

Onyango Obama was detained by federal immigration officials for allegedly violating an order to return to his native Kenya. Federal officials would not say why he was released Thursday or where he went.

People who live in the same Framingham home as him and workers at a liquor store where he was a valued employee tell The Boston Globe they don't know where Obama is. His lawyers were unavailable for comment.

Onyango Obama is the half-brother of the president's father. Federal officials have said he was ordered to leave the US nearly two decades ago. He was arrested in Framingham on 24 August on the drunk driving count.

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