Earlier this month, on Sept. 13, when it was announced that Keith Kiyoshi Kakugawa was arrested for the brutal rape of an Arcata woman, little did the rest of Humboldt County know that they would be thrust into the limelight of political intrigue. But as "The Free Patriot" reported on Saturday, Sept. 28, while the 54-year-old who was booked into Humboldt County Jail on charges of suspicion of false imprisonment, sexual penetration by force, oral copulation by force and battery was living in Eureka at the time of his arrest, he went to high school in Hawaii and has even been called "like a brother" by President Barack Obama.
While Kakugawa and President Obama's high school friendship is discussed extensively in the Commander in Chief's autobiography, it has been stated several times in the past by both men that their paths have gone in widely different directions. It seems that while Barack Hussein Obama finds himself the leader of one of the world's most prosperous nations, Keith Kiyoshi Kakugawa has led a life of multiple arrests for numerous drug-related charges. According to several reports like the one at USA Prepares, the president's former best friend is quite bitter over the way their lives have turned out. Obama's "brother" has threatened in the past to reveal what he knows about the president's indiscretions; information that could possibly damage the president's already shaky public image.
In May of this year, Kakugawa was arrested for assault and booked into the Humboldt County jail; he was released on his own recognizance 4 hours later. He was arrested just two months later on a bench warrant for the same charges and was released one hour later. Just a little over two months later, the former high school friend of President Obama was arrested for even more serious charges. He is currently being held in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on $400,000 bail. As of this date, Barack Obama has not commented on the situation his former high school buddy finds himself in.