If you are like me and fell in love with “Granny” reading Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father, this is sad news.
Here is CBS:
Sarah Obama, the matriarch of former President Obama’s Kenyan family has died, relatives and officials confirmed Monday. She was at least 99 years old.
Mama Sarah, as Mr. Obama’s step-grandmother was fondly called, promoted education for girls and orphans in her rural Kogelo village. 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, according to her daughter, Marsat Onyango.
“She died this morning. We are devastated,” Onyango told The Associated Press on a phone call.
“Mama was sick with normal diseases. She did not die of COVID-19,” family spokesman Sheik Musa Ismail said, adding that she had tested negative for the disease. He said she had been ill for a week before being taken to the hospital.
Mr. Obama was informed of the death and sent his condolences, Ismail said.
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