Obama's Kenyan 'granny' dies aged 99

Nairobi (AFP) – Sarah Obama, the grandmother of former US President Barack Obama, has died aged 99 in western Kenya, her daughter told AFP Monday. “It is true she has gone to be with the Lord,” said an emotional Marsat Onyango, her daughter, “she passed on this morning.” Sarah Obama, popularly known as Mama Sarah, had been admitted to the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kisumu. Once a simple country woman, Sarah Obama was for a long time best known for the hot porridge and doughnuts she served at a local school. But she rose to world fame with the 2008 election of her …

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