Mama Sarah Obama to be buried in Kogelo on Tuesday


Mama Sarah Obama to be buried in Kogelo on Tuesday
Mama Sarah Obama, former U.S. President Barack Obama’s grandmother, during a past event. PHOTO / COURTESY

The late Sarah Obama, former U.S. President Barack Obama’s grandmother, is set to be buried on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at her home in Kogelo, Siaya County.

Kisumu Muslim Association Chairman Sheikh Musa Ismail, who is also the spokesperson of the Mama Sarah Obama family, said her body has since already been moved to Siaya.

Sheikh Ismail said the decision to bury Mama Sarah on Tuesday under Muslim rites was arrived at following family consultations.

Mama Sarah passed on at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital after a short illness on Monday at around 4.45am.

Auma Obama eulogised her grandmother Mama Sarah as her rock and inspiration, adding that she was the most important person in her life.

“Just lost the most important person in my life – my gran, Mama Sarah. My heart is broken! But as I write, not able to stop the tears from pouring, I know I was blessed to have her for so long! My inspiration, my rock, my comfort zone, my safe space. Rest in peace Dani,” she wrote.

Several leaders led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM chief Raila Odinga have since come out to express their condolences to the family of the deceased.

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