Mama Sarah Onyango Obama, former US President Barack Obama’s grandmother, has died. She was 99 years old when she died.
Her death was reported by her daughter, Marsat Obama, who said her mother died at 4.45 a.m. on Monday, March 29 at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kisumu.
Sarah Obama was admitted to the hospital on Sunday morning due to illness, but she succumbed to her illness less than 24 hours later.
The family has confirmed that she will be buried today (Monday) at Kisumu’s Muslim Cemetery.
“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.