Sarah Obama, Former President Barack Obama’s Step-Grandmother, Dies Aged 99

Sarah Obama, the step-grandmother of former US president Barrack Obama died on Monday morning at age 99, her family announced.

She passed away around 4 a.m. local time while being treated at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral hospital in Kisumu, Kenya’s third-largest city in the country’s west, according to her daughter Marsat Onyango.

“She died this morning. We are devastated,” Onyango told The Associated Press on a phone call.

Mama Sarah was a philanthropist who promoted education for girls and orphans.

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