Sad morning as Mama Sarah Obama, grandmother to Barack Obama, the former President of the United States has died in Kisumu aged 99 years.
We have lost a matriarch who lived ahead of her time, says ODM leader Raila Odinga as he mourns the demise of Mama Sara Obama, the grandmother to former US President Barack Obama.
Odinga: "She single-handedly kept the family going long after the husband departed. In between, she became a symbol of the Resilience and Confidence of the African woman with a unique capacity to face the challenges of life."
"She utilized her grandson President Barack Obama's rise to promote the education of girls and fight social ills through her Foundation. Mama Ida and I pass our sincere condolences to the Obama family."