US-Senator Obama visited Kenya. The media were full about his visit. What surprised me most, was that Obama spoke out about a lot of things and that his ideas were taken just as if he was a veteran statesman. But he wasn’t, It felt just as if he was hired to do so. But is a US-senator supposed to criticize the government of the country where his father was born? Obama’s only connection with Kenya is, that his father migrated to the United States long time ago, but he was received like a long lost son. He criticized the government of president Kibaki, he criticized tribalism and he criticized the raid on newspaper The Standard this year. Why did he not promote Kenyan business in the United States, but instead choose to go with the Kenyan political flow? This is exactly that what Kenyans have had enough of these days? Why am I writing this? Because for me it confirms the idea that Kenyans are in desperate need of a hero, a myth that as a relative outsider can put things in a way that people listen to. South Africa had Mandela. Kenya now is dreaming about their own Mandela with Obama. The problem is, that Obama has nothing to do with Kenya, unless he migrates back to his fathers roots and comes to save ‘his’ country.