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.