Barack Obama’s Step-grandmother, Mama Sarah, laid to rest in Kenya


Barack Obama’s step-grandmother Sarah has been laid to rest in Kenya on Tuesday, March 30, a day after her death at age 99.

Photos shared on social media platforms show that relatives and members of the Muslim community carrying Sarah Hussein Obama’s body before her internment ceremony at the family’s home in Nyangoma-Kogelo village in Siaya county, western Kenya.

Sarah, who raised Barack Obama’s father like her own child, was laid to rest before midday local time under Islamic rites.

In reaction to the news of her death, former US President Obama tweeted on Monday: “My family and I are mourning the loss of our beloved grandmother, Sarah Ogwel Onyango Obama, affectionately known to many as ‘Mama Sarah’ but known to us as ‘Dani’ or Granny.

“We will miss her dearly, but we’ll celebrate with gratitude her long and remarkable life.”