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Grandmother Of Ex US President Obama Dies At 99



Mama Sarah Obama, the grandmother to former US President Barack Obama, has died, the family has said.

Mama Sarah died on Monday morning at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Hospital in Kisumu.

She passed away aged 99 years.

According to the family spokesman Sheikh Musa Ismail, the body of Mama Sarah will be buried on Tuesday before midday in line with the Islamic faith.

Mama Sarah who was the third wife of the late Hussein Obama died at 4 .20 am on Monday at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital while receiving treatment.

She had been battling diabetes for nearly two years.

According to her only surviving sister 83-year-old Mwanahawa Abdala, the late Sarah Obama was the second born in a family of twelve children.

She is survived by four children among them Masat Obama and Sayed Obama.

The family declined to reveal the cause of death, with Sheikh Ismail denying claims that it was Covid-19-related.

He said that the former US president has received the information about the passing on of Mama Sarah and sent his condolence to the family.

Her death was confirmed by the hospital CEO Dr George Rae.

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