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Obama’s granny passes on in Kisumu, Kenya

Sarah Obama (Courtesy Photo)

Sarah Hussein Onyango Obama, also known to many as Mama Sarah, step-grandmother of U.S. President Barack Obama, has died, the family has confirmed this morning.

Mama Sarah passed on this morning, Monday, March 29th, 2021 at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Hospital in Kisumu. She passed away 99 years of age at the time of her passing

According to sources at the facility, she had been admitted to the ICU for management of diabetes while another source said she had been battling diabetes and old age for nearly two years that saw her admitted to various hospitals in Siaya and Kisumu.

Last week she was admitted at Avenue hospital before she was moved to JOOTRH on Friday where she succumbed.

Her death was confirmed by the hospital CEO Dr George Rae, although he declined to offer more details.

President Obama and Mama Sarah Obama, when the former USA president visited Kenya in 2018 (Photo by Reuters)

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