Now this is suspicious. A statement on Kenya but no statements released recently about Hawaii.
I AM JOKING. But I’m willing to bet a little chauvinism for the country of his father helped move this statement out the door. There aren’t typically a lot of statements out of the White House on what African countries are up to.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 27, 2010
Statement by President Obama on the Promulgation of Kenya’s New Constitution
I congratulate Kenya on the promulgation of the new constitution, which was approved by a majority of voters on August 4, 2010. This historic approval and signing of the constitution is an important step forward, and demonstrates the commitment of Kenya’s leaders and people to a future of unity, democracy, and equal justice for all – even the powerful. With this Constitution, the people of Kenya have set a positive example for all of Africa and the world . . .
I am disappointed that Kenya hosted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in defiance of International Criminal Court arrest warrants for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. The Government of Kenya has committed itself to full cooperation with the ICC, and we consider it important that Kenya honor its commitments to the ICC and to international justice, along with all nations that share those responsibilities. In Kenya and beyond, justice is a critical ingredient for lasting peace.