Obama's Kenyan Muslim 'beloved grandmother' dies aged 99

Sarah Obama, the step-grandmother of former US president Barack Obama, died in Kenya at the age of 99 on Monday, her family said. Barack Obama said he and his family were mourning the loss of the woman “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,” he said on Twitter. Sarah Obama’s daughter, Marsat Onyango, confirmed the death to AFP. “It is true she has gone to be with the Lord, she passed on this morning,” she said. Family spokesman Sheikh Musa Ismail said Sarah Ob…

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