Kenyan Media: Obama’s Grandmother, Mama Sarah Obama, dies aged 99
Kenyan news media just reported that Mama Sarah Obama, the grandmother of former president of the United States has died at aged 99.
According to her son, Said Obama, Mama Sarah died at the Jaramogi Oginga Hospital in the early morning of Monday, March 29, 2021. She has been receiving treatment at the hospital for a month and half.
The family is planning her burial in line with Islamic customs at her home village, K’Ogelo in Kisumu 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 was not only a matriarch of the extended Obama family but a mother figure to many as well. She was a philanthropist who helped to mobilize funds to pay school fees to many orphans and vulnerable children. She also supported many widows. May her soul rest in peace,” Kisumu governor stated.