Sarah, the 99-year-old grandmother of former US President Barack Obama, died Monday morning. Obama, who wrote about his grandmother in his book Dreams from my father, He shares the news on Monday Social media.
Sarah Obama died in hospital and fell ill for some time. The former president wrote: “My family and I mourn the loss of our dear grandmother, Sarah Oguel Onyango Obama.
She was known to many as ‘Mama Sarah,’ but we called her Danny O. Grandma. We will miss her deeply, but we will also celebrate her long and wonderful life. “
Obama was very close to his grandmother, who was not close to him. She was the second wife of his grandfather, and she raised his son Barack Obama in Kenya.
Young Barack Obama hardly knew his father. After his parents’ divorce in 1963, Obama Sr. moved from Hawaii to Kenya, and was killed in a car accident in 1982.
In 1995 Obama wrote A dream from my fatherWhere he began to search for relatives of his Kenyan father. His grandmother, with whom he has a good relationship, also plays a role in his memoirs. Sarah Obama also attended Obama’s inauguration in 2009.
My family and I mourn the loss of our beloved grandmother, Sarah Oguel Onyango Obama, affectionately known to many as “Mama Sarah” but known to us as “Danny” or Grandmother. We will miss her a lot, but we will celebrate gratefully with her long and wonderful life.
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