Mourning: Barrack Obama losses Matriarch at 99
Former President of the United States of America, Barrack Obama losses grandmother, Sarah Obama at the age of 99 after a battle of old age-related illness since 2019.
Marsat Obama,the daughter of Barrack Obama grandmother confirmed the demise of Sarah Obama to the Standard Publication. She died at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching amd Referral Hospital, Kisumu on Monday morning.
Sarah Obama was rushed into the intensive care unit of the hospital on Sunday morning and 24 hours after she was pronounced dead.
The late matriarch was arguably the oldest living member of the Obama family until her death.
In his memoirs, “Dreams From My Father” Barrack Obama referred to her as “granny” and spoken about how he met her during his visit to Kenya in 1998
ODM leader Raila Odinga, other Kenyans mourn the passing of Ms Sarah Obama.
“In between, she became a symbol of the resilience and confidence of the African woman with a unique capacity to face the challenges of life.
“She utilised her grandson President Barack Obama’s success to promote girls’ education and fight social ills through her Foundation,” according to Mr Odinga.
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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta also condole with the Obama family over the death of Ms Sarah Obama