Born Sarah Onyango Obama in 1922, Mama Sarah was the third wife of the paternal grandfather of former US president Barrack Obama.
She is renowned for her role as an educator and philanthropist often advocating for the education of girls, and fights social ills through the Obama Foundation. Mama Sarah also had contagious laugh that would start in her belly and thaw in her eyes.
She passed away at 4.45am at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral hospital aged 99years this morning as confirmed by her daughter Marsat Obama. She had been ill for some time with blood sugar related problems as confirmed to the Daily Nation.
Sarah Obama is remembered to have been warm and a mother to all.
May she rest in eternal peace.
Author: Eric Njaramba
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