US President Barack Obama's half-brother, Malik, was over the moon as he celebrated the election of Republican Donald Trump.
Malik, who on Tuesday predicted the defeat of Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton, rushed to Twitter to celebrate Trump’s victory, saying "God is Great".
Malik fell out with President Obama and the entire family after he chose to support Trump. Elders from his Kogelo village where President Obama's father - Barack Obama snr - grew up, at one time threatened to curse him if he continued "embarrassing" the family.
Yesterday, he dared the elders to make good their threat as he heaped praise on Trump.
"All thanks and praises to Allah, God Almighty. I prayed for Barack Obama, he won; I prayed for Mr Trump, he won. God does as He pleases," said Malik on his Twitter handle.
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On Tuesday, Malik fired another blistering attack against the outgoing US President and his other family members, saying they cannot stop him from supporting Trump.
Malik, in a statement mailed to The Standard, boasted he voted for Mr Trump on October 31, nearly a week ahead of the main elections yesterday.
Using unprintable epithets against Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton, President Obama's grandmother, Mama Sarah, his nephew Said Obama and one of the Kogelo's village spokesmen Nicholas Rajula, Malik said he had no regrets going against the family to support Trump.
"I voted for Mr Trump on October 31, 2016 and predict that he will win. What is the big fuss? I'm exercising my democratic right to vote for my choice," said Malik.
He dismissed threats by some elders from Kogelo that he would be cursed if he went ahead to demean President Obama's legacy as the first Black American to become President of the United States.
"Also on the issue of the Kogelo clan and their obsession with witchcraft will get them nowhere and my of family cursing me (sic)", he said.
Malik, who has been in the US for some time now, went ahead to attack some of his family members, calling them leeches, juniors and nobodies.
Malik dispelled reports that it was President Obama who influenced the many development projects, including new roads, in Kogelo.
"It is the Government of Mwai Kibaki that brought electricity and tarmacked the N'giya-Ndori road. They did it thinking my brother Barack Obama would come home to Alego as President but he never came. The Kogelo cultural centre is still to be built for all the publicity and false promises," said Malik.
He added: "I do not enjoy the limelight as people may think but due to the natural laws of justice and public service it is inescapable."
He claimed he built bridges, roads, water wells, houses of prayer, houses for widows and orphans, provided scholarships, fed and clothed the poor, sponsored youth and gender sports tournaments, and promoted peace in Kogelo, Siaya, Kenya and the rest of the world.
"I love my brother Barack Obama but he has been a big disappointment," he said.
Malik fell out with the rest of his family, claiming he had been sidelined alongside his mother Keziah, who was Barack Obama Snr's first wife. Keziah, who is also mother to President Obama's favourite sister Auma, leaves in Great Britain with her other children.
His frequent attacks on President Obama's administration has put him at loggerheads with other family members who claim he was being used by anti-Obama forces in the US to ridicule him.