Mama Sarah Obama Biography – Mama Sarah Obama Wiki
Mama Sarah Obama (Sarah Onyango Obama) was a Kenyan educator and philanthropist. She is well known as the former U.S. President Barrack Obama’s step-grandmother. Sarah Obama was the third wife of the paternal grandfather of the former U.S. president Barack Obama. Sarah lived in Nyang’oma Kogelo village, west of western Kenya’s main town, Kisumu, on the edge of Lake Victoria.
On July 4, 2008, Sarah Obama was among those who attended the United States Independence Day celebrations in Nairobi. The event was hosted by Michael Ranneberger, the former U.S. ambassador in Kenya. During the United States presidential campaign, Sarah Obama protested attempts to portray Obama as a foreigner to the United States or as a Muslim, saying that while Obama’s grandfather had been a Muslim, “In the world of today, children have different religions from their parents.” On November 19, 2014, Sarah Obama was honoured with the Pioneer Award from the United Nations for the work of an education foundation that she headed, as a part of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.
She was the founder of The Mama Sarah Obama Foundation. The foundation was founded after years of hard work helping orphans and poverty-stricken families feed and educate their children. Upon the election of her grandson to the presidency of the United States of America, her phenomenal work has come to light well beyond the boundaries of Kogelo village. In 2009, the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation (MSOF) was formed.
Mama Sarah Obama Age
Born Sarah Okech was born in 1922, in Kenya. She died on March 29, 2021, at the age of 99 years.
Mama Sarah Obama Children
She was a mother of four children. Sarah Obama’s children are Yusuf Obama, Omar Okech Obama, Sayid Obama, and Zeituni Onyango. Her late daughter Zeituni Onyango was well known as the half-aunt of United States President Barack Obama. She was also an author, she wrote the book ‘Tears of Abuse’. Zeituni Onyango died April 7, 2014, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. She had breast cancer and a respiratory ailment.
Mama Sarah Obama Husband
She was the wife of Hussein Onyango Obama. The two were married in 1941.
Mama Sarah Obama Death
Mama Sarah Obama died on 29 March 2021 at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kisumu. She died at the age of 99 years.