Mama Sarah Obama, the Grandmother to former US President Barrack Obama has died.
According to the family, Mama Sarah Obama (99) died on Monday morning at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Hospital in Kisumu County, where she was receiving treatment for a month and a half.
Burial plans are currently underway in line with Islamic tradition for the ceremony that will be held at her K’Ogelo village in Siaya County.
Sarah Obama was the third wife of the paternal grandfather of U.S. president Barack Obama.
On November 19, 2014, Sarah Obama received the Pioneer Award from the United Nations for the work of an education foundation that she heads, as a part of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day