Barack Obama has generated controversy involving Kenya.

It’s raised some big questions.

That’s because he made a shocking statement about the country.

Kenya is currently conducting elections to select their country’s leadership.

Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta is running for re-election against seven other candidates.

The nation has a history of violent elections.

The Washington Examiner reports:

“In 2007, more than 1,000 people died as the result of violent clashes in the aftermath of the election after Odinga said the election had been rigged. The election in 2012 did not result in major violence, but people are still concerned about potential violence, and Kenyans have fled the capital of Nairobi in anticipation of the election, the BBC reported.

According to the Independent, Kenyan politics is often divided along ethnic lines and areas where these tensions could erupt into violence also concern Kenyans and election monitors.”

Obama – whose father was born in Kenya – issued a statement asking for a peaceful election.

The Washington Examiner reports him stating:

“In Kenya’s election we have already seen too much incitement and appeals based on fear from all sides,” Obama said. “But I also know that the Kenyan people as a whole will be the losers if there is a descent into violence. You can make clear that you will reject those that want to deal in tribal and ethnic hatred. As I said two years ago, the voices of ordinary people and civil society can make sure that Kenya will not be defined by divisions of the past, but by the promise of the future. Today, those voices – your voices — are needed more than ever.”

Obama added that during his visits to the country where his father grew up, he’s witnessed the progress made in the country and hopes to see it live up to its potential.

“This election is one more milestone for Kenya, and I urge President Kenyatta, Mr. Odinga, and all Kenyans to act with respect for the proverb: ‘We have not inherited this land from our forebears, we have borrowed it from our children,'” Obama said. “The choices you make in the coming days can either set Kenya back or bring it together. As a friend of the Kenyan people, I urge you to work for a future defined not by fear and division, but by unity and hope.”

But even this was controversial.

Obama issued the statement before Donald Trump had anything to say.

This was an incredible breach of protocol.

Trump speaks for America now, not Barack Obama.

But Obama took it upon himself to interject into yet another foreign election and undermine Trump’s authority as leader of the free world.

This was not the first time Obama undercut Trump on the world stage.

The Daily Caller reports:

“Obama has remained active in foreign affairs since leaving office, even though he previously promised to stay “on the sidelines” out of respect for President Trump.

Last month, Obama met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in for 40 minutes about President Trump.

Obama’s meeting with Moon came after the former president spoke at the Asian Leadership Conference and the Fourth Congress of Indonesian Diaspora in Jakarta, where he attacked Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change accord.”

The left has launched an all-out effort to delegitimize Trump as President.

Obama stepping onto the world stage and meddling in foreign elections on behalf of America is just another aspect in their plot to ruin the Trump Presidency.