President's Half-Brother Hospitalized

Malik Obama undergoes tests for cholera in Kenya
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2009 9:13 AM CDT
Malik Obama is picked up by friends and family members after the American presidential election, Nov. 5, 2008. A Kenyan official said that Malik has been hospitalized and is being tested for cholera.   (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama's elder half-brother has been hospitalized in Kenya amid an outbreak of cholera in the region, reports the AP. Malik Obama, 51, was taken to the hospital Tuesday, and a domestic worker of his was hospitalized for cholera last week. Malik is the son of Barack Obama Sr. and his first wife, Kezia; he was best man at Barack and Michelle's wedding.