Mama Sarah Onyango Obama, the grandmother of the first African-American president of the United States, Barrack Obama, is dead.

Sarah aged 99 died at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kisumu at 4.45am on Monday, March 29th, as confirmed by her daughter, Marsat Obama.

The grandmother of the former US president had been admitted to the hospital on Sunday morning, due to an illness but died barely 24 hours later.

The family of the deceased has announced that her body will be buried today Monday, March 29th at the Muslim Cemetery in Kisumu.

“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.

Sarah Onyango Obama was a a Kenyan educator and philanthropist. She was the third wife of the paternal grandfather of former US president Barack Obama. She was popularly known by her short name, Sarah Obama.

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