Barack Obama’s Kenyan Grandmother Has Passed Away

Barack Obama with his grandmother Sarah Ogwel Onyango Obama

The former President of the United States of America, Barack Obama and his family are mourning a huge loss.

He has taken to social media to announce that his Kenyan step-grandmother has passed away.

“My family and I are mourning the loss of our beloved grandmother,” he said in a tweet.

“We will miss her dearly, but we’ll celebrate with gratitude her long and remarkable life,” he added.

Sarah Obama was the third and youngest wife of Barack Obama’s grandfather.

She died early on Monday at a hospital in the western town of Kisumu.

Sarah Obama was born in 1922 in a village on Lake Victoria, according to AFP. She was a Muslim and part of Kenya’s Luo ethnic group.

For decades, she ran a foundation in Kenya to help educate orphans and girls, something she felt strongly about as she couldn’t read herself, according to BBC.

She was the third wife of Hussein Onyango Obama, President Obama’s paternal grandfather.


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