Mama Sarah Onyango Obama, former US President Barack Obama’s grandmother, has died. She was 99 years old.
Marsat Obama, her daughter, announced her mother’s death at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kisumu at 4.45 a.m. on Monday, March 29.
Sarah Obama had been admitted to the hospital on Sunday morning, due to an illness but lost her battle with life barely 24 hours later.
The family has announced they want her buried today (Monday) at the Muslim Cemetery in Kisumu.
“We are trying to see whether we shall be able to bury her today and if not, we shall bury her tomorrow,” a relative said.