Barack Obama’s ‘beloved grandmother’ dies in Kenya aged 99

Barack Obama’s ‘beloved grandmother’ dies in Kenya aged 99

The Guardian

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Sarah Obama was known to generations of Kenyans for her social activism, largely centered on children’s and family issues

Barack Obama’s step-grandmother, known affectionately to many as Mama Sarah, has died in Kenya at the age of 99.

Sarah Obama was the third wife of the former president’s paternal grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama. She died early on Monday in hospital in the western town of Kisumu after a short illness, the Daily Nation newspaper reported, saying her death was not Covid-19 related.

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