World news – Mama Sarah Obama dies in Kisumu, the family confirms


KISUMU, Kenya, March 29 – Mama Sarah Obama, step-grandmother of former US President Barack Obama, is dead

Mama Sarah, as she was affectionately known, died on Monday at around 4 a.m. when she was being treated at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kisumu.

« It is true that she went to her master, » Marsat said on the phone, overwhelmed with emotion.

Mama Sarah took an initiative to look after destitute children and to help the widows in Siaya’s village of Kogelo.

Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o thanked the people of Kogelo for the loss of a matriarch and said the late mom Sarah was reminded that she empowers orphans through education.

« She was a philanthropist who raised money to pay for the school fees for the orphans, » he said.

Marsat promised to provide more details later regarding preparations for their funeral. Sarah believed in the Islamic faith.

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