Mama Sarah Obama passed on this morning while receiving treatment at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga hospital where she was admitted at the ICU for Diabetes.
She is the grandmother to former U.S President Barrack Obama and has died aged 99 years.
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga hospital CEO Dr George Rae confirmed the report.
Raila Odinga led the country in mourning her saying,”In the passing of Mama Sarah Obama, we have lost a matriarch who lived ahead of her time. She single-handedly kept the family going long after the husband departed.”
“In between, she became a symbol of the Resilience and Confidence of the African woman with a unique capacity to face the challenges of life.”
“She utilized her grandson President Barack Obama’s rise to promote the education of girls and fight social ills through her Foundation. Mama Ida and I pass our sincere condolences to the Obama family.”