Mama Sarah Obama demise has raised questions concerning her age and husband. Here is everything we know about her family, work, and her net worth.
Sarah Obama died at the age of 99 on March 29, 2021. She was the step-grandmother of former US president Barack Obama. Her Wikipedia bio refers to her as a Kenyan educator and philanthropist.
She was awarded a Pioneer Award by United Nations on November 19, 2014, for her contribution to the education foundation that she headed.
Sarah Obama Age: How old was she?
Sarah was born in 1922 in Kenya. Her exact date of birth is not known.
Sarah’s age was 98 or 99 years at the time of her death.
She had a Kenyan nationality. Sarah lived in Nyang’oma Kogela village in Siaya County, Kenya.
She worked as an educator for a long time. She was also an owner of the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation, which was founded with the objective of improving the education and welfare of disenfranchised children. However, her net worth was never evaluated.
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Sarah Obama’s Husband And Children
She was the 3rd wife of Barack Obama’s paternal grandfather.
Sarah was married to husband Hussein Onyango Obama.
Her husband died a long time ago. However, the exact date of his death is unknown.
SARAH OBAMA, grandmother of ex-US President Barrack Obama, dies at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Hospital in Kisumu, daughter Marsat says. pic.twitter.com/YYPF6NOvzt
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Sarah had 4 children of her own. She did not have a blood relation with Barack Obama. Barack referred to her as Granny Sarah.
She protested against the attempt of portraying Barack Obama as a foreigner or a Muslim during the presidential campaign, claiming he followed a different religion from his parents. Sarah, however, followed Islam.
Her Cause Of Death Revealed
Sarah Obama was sick for a while. She did not have major health issues or diseases. She died of old age.
She died on March 29, 2021, while undergoing treatment at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kisumu. Her demise was confirmed by her daughter Marsat Obama.