President-elect Obamas family in Kenya.
Family members must receive permission from the kenyan government before making any statements to the media about their relative Barack Obama, according to the Nairobi Star.
Journalists wishing to speak with Obama's family must seek approval from the Kenyan
Under-secretary Said informed the Obamas they were muzzled.
Heritage minister William Ole Ntimama took issue, however, with his under-secretary,saying he had not been informed about the press ban.
"It will be surprising if they have done that because it is not right," said Ntimama. "The Obama family should be allowed to say whatever they want to without any bureaucracy."
This is not the first time Kenya has blocked media interest in President-elect Obama's African connections.
Prior to the U.S. election, WND senior staff reporter Jerome R. Corsi was detained in Kenya while investigating Obamas close ties to the nations prime minister, Raila Odinga.
"Auma Obama, Obama's half-sister, declined an interview by telephone, telling me (Corsi) that the Obama campaign had advised the Obama family not to speak with me, either from the United States by phone, or in person in Kenya."