ODM Party leader Raila Odinga has mourned the passing of Mama Sarah Onyango, ex-US President Barack Obama’s grandmother.
Mama Sarah died this morning at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Hospital in Kisumu while receiving treatment.
“In the passing of Mama Sarah Obama, we have lost a matriarch who lived ahead of her time,” said Odinga in a statement. “She single-handedly kept the family going long after the husband departed.”
Raila said Mama Sarah was a “symbol of the Resilience and Confidence of the African woman” and had “a unique capacity to face the challenges of life.”
He said the late Mama Sarah “utilized her grandson President Barack Obama’s rise to promote the education of girls and fight social ills through her Foundation.”