Mama Sarah Onyango-Obama, the step grandmother of ex-US President Barack Obama has died.
Mama Sarah died at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Hospital in Kisumu this morning while receiving treatment, says Marsat, her fifth born daughter. She was 99.
“I still feel young at heart, I can still dance very well like I did when I was a young girl,” she said when celebrating a past birthday at her home in Nyang’oma Village, Kogelo, Siaya County.
Mama Sarah kept a low profile after President Obama left office concentrating on philanthropy. Her focus was orphans, vulnerable children and widows.
Sarah was the third wife of President Obama’s paternal grandfather. She was thrust into international fame in 2004 when Obama became the Senator for Illinois, and later President.