Wednesday, April 21, 2021
No menu items!
Home NEWS Barack Obama speaks out following the passing of his grandmother, Sarah Obama

Barack Obama speaks out following the passing of his grandmother, Sarah Obama

Barack Obama speaks out following the passing of his grandmother, Sarah Obama

Former US President, Barrack Obama has taken to his Twitter page to speak following the death of his grandmother, Mama Sarah Onyango Obama.

Mama Sarah Onyango Obama, who promoted education for girls and orphans in her rural Kogelo village, died at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kisumu at 4.45 am on Monday, March 29. Her death was confirmed by her daughter, Marsat Obama.

“She died this morning. We are devastated,” Onyango told The Associated Press on a phone call.

 

“Mama was sick with normal diseases she did not die of COVID-19,” a family spokesman Sheik Musa Ismail said, adding that she had tested negative for the disease.

Mourning the loss of his grandmother, Barack shared an old photo of himself posing with his late grandmother and wrote: “My family and I are mourning the loss of our beloved grandmother, Sarah Ogwel Onyango Obama, affectionately known to many as “Mama Sarah” but known to us as “Dani” or Granny. We will miss her dearly, but we’ll celebrate with gratitude her long and remarkable life.”

Mama Sarah Onyango Obama will be buried on Tuesday, March 30,  before midday and the funeral will be held under Islamic rites.


LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Woman who survived car crash is killed moments later by hit-and-run driver while searching for her phone

A 28-year-old South African woman who survived a car crash has tragically been killed in a hit-and-run incident while searching for her missing phone. South...

Amazon to open African headquarters in South Africa

Amazon has concluded plans to open its African headquarters in South Africa with a real estate investment of over R4 billion. Authorities in Cape Town...

Ed Woodward resigns as vice-chairman of Manchester United over European Super League backlash

Manchester United executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward has resigned from his position at the club following the backlash over the European Super League. Woodward’s resignation comes...

Actress, Iyabo Ojo tells her daughter she must be engaged at 23, married at 24 and have her first child when she’s 25 (video)

  Iyabo Ojo has told her daughter that she wants her engaged at 23 and married at 24.   The actress, who has two kids, told her...

Recent Comments