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Barack Obama’s ‘beloved grandmother’ dies in Kenya aged 99 | Barack Obama

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Barack Obama’s step-grandmother, known affectionately to many as Mama Sarah, has died in Kenya at the age of 99.

Sarah Obama was the third wife of the former president’s paternal grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama. She died early on Monday in hospital in the western town of Kisumu after a short illness, the Daily Nation newspaper reported, saying her death was not Covid-19 related.

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In a statement, Barack Obama said: “My family and I are mourning the loss of our beloved grandmother, Sarah Ogwel…

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