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Sarah Onyango Obama Wiki/Bio

Kenyan educator and philanthropist. She was the third wife of US president Barack Obama’s paternal grandfather. Her short name was fondly known as Sarah Obama; She is sometimes referred to as Sarah Ogwel, Sarah Hussein Obama or Sarah Anyango Obama. She lived in the village of Nyang’oma Kogelo, 30 miles west of Kisumu, Kenya’s main city, on the shores of Lake Victoria.

Barack Obama named him “Grandma Sarah”, although she was not related to blood. Speaking only a few words of English, Luo and Sarah communicated with President Obama through an interpreter.

On July 4, 2008, Sarah Obama attended the United States Independence Day celebrations in Nairobi, hosted by the US ambassador to Kenya, Michael Ranneberger.

During the US presidential campaign, She protested her attempts to portray Obama to the US as a foreigner or a Muslim, and while Obama’s grandfather was Muslim, said, “In today’s world, children have different religions than their parents.” Sarah Obama was, in her own words, “a strong faith of the Islamic faith”.

Sarah Obama received the Pioneer Award from the United Nations for the work of an education foundation she chaired as part of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day on November 19, 2014.

Sarah Obama Age

She Was 99 Year Old.

Sarah Obama Died

Sarah Obama, head of the Kenyan family of former US President Barack Obama, died, relatives and officials confirmed on Monday, but did not reveal the cause of death. She was at least 99 years old she.

Mother Sarah was a philanthropist, promoting education for girls and orphans, as the fondly step-grandmother of the former US president. According to her daughter Marsat Onyango, she passed away around 4 am local time while receiving treatment at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Training and Referral hospital in Kisumu, the third largest city in western Kenya.

She died this morning she. We are devastated, ā€¯Onyango told the Associated Press (AP) during a phone call.

Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o expressed his condolences to the people of Kogelo village for losing a matric and said that She will be remembered for her efforts to encourage education for the empowerment of orphans.

On March 29, 2021, it was announced that Obama died at the age of 99 in a hospital in Kisumu, Western Kenya. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta made a statement following his death, praising Obama as a strong, virtuous and “symbol of family values”.

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