Passing the time relaxing on the front porch of his Massachusetts home, Obama Onyango looked to neighbours as if he was living the American dream.
But the 67-year-old long lost uncle of President Barack Obama was last week arrested for drunk-driving and found to be living in the U.S. illegally.
Now, MailOnline can reveal how the man the President called 'Uncle Omar' had been living in a nice house, hosted popular backyard barbecues and worked at a local liquor store.
Neighbours said that Onyango's pale yellow house in leafy Framingham, a suburb of Boston, was always bustling with people.
The illegal immigrant, who they described as 'neighbourly' and 'cordial', would spend time on his front porch, adorned with a welcome mat and flower pots, greeting neighbours.
But Onyango's illegal residence in the U.S., since what is believed to be the 1960s, was uncovered last week when he was arrested for drunk driving.
Obama had apparently been cited for selling liquor to minors as well.
He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and held under a longstanding warrant for his deportation.
Which begs the question...why was he able to obtain and keep a driver's license, get cited for selling booze to minors, yet no one knew he was here illegally?