Former US President Barack Obama has spoken following the death of his grandmother, Mama Sarah Obama.
Mourning the loss of his grandmother, Barack shared an old photo of himself posing with his late grandmother and wrote:
“ My family and I mourn the loss of our beloved grandmother, Sarah Ogwel Onyango Obama, affectionately known as ‘Mama Sarah.’ But known to us as “Dani” or Granny. She will be dearly missed, but we will celebrate with gratitude her long and remarkable life ”.
My family and I are mourning the loss of our beloved grandmother, Sarah Ogwel Onyango Obama, affectionately known to many as “Mama Sarah” but known to us as “Dani” or Granny. We will miss her dearly, but we’ll celebrate with gratitude her long and remarkable life. pic.twitter.com/avDY4f1PVu
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 29, 2021
Mama Sarah’s death has been confirmed by her daughter, Marsat Obama. She revealed that her mother died at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kisumu at 4:45 a.m. on Monday, March 29.
Mama Sarah Onyango Obama will be buried this Tuesday, March 30, before noon, and the funeral will take place under Islamic rites.