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Mama Sarah Obama Dies in Kisumu

Mama Sarah Obama Dies in Kisumu

Mama Sarah Obama Dies in Kisumu

Mama Sarah Anyango Obama of Kogelo, the grandmother of former US President Barack Obama has died.

The 99-year old Mama Sarah passed on while receiving treatment at the at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kisumu at 4.45am on 29th March 2021.

The Barack Hussein family is currently making arrangements to have her buried today at her home in Kogelo village, Siaya County.

“We are trying to see whether we shall be able to bury her today and if not, we shall bury her tomorrow,” a relative said.

Mama Sarah Obama Dies in Kisumu
Barrack Obama with Mama Sarah During his visit to Siaya

Mama Sarah Obama was a believer of the Islamic faith and will be buried today per religious customs..

She was the third wife to Hussein Onyango Obama, the father to Barack Hussein Obama Senior – the Kenyan father to the US statesman. The 44th US President had close ties to his grandmother and last visited her at the family in K’Ogello in July 2018.

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