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Barrack Obama Finally Speaks on Grandma’s Death

On March 29, 2021, former United State President Barrack Obama mourned his grandmother, Mama Sarah Obama who took her last breath on Monday 29th after a long illness. 

In his statement, “My family and I are mourning the loss of our beloved grandmother, Sarah Ogwel Onyango Obama, affectionately known to many as “Mama Sarah” but known to us as Dani or Granny

At the age of a teen was married off to a much older man as per the requirements of her culture, she had no formal education and was born in the first quarter of the previous century.

She was not a traveler, most of her life was spent in a tiny village in Alego in a small grass-thatched mud house with no proper modification.

It was here that Mama Ogwel raised her family and reared her goats and chicken, she was also a small-scale farmer who grew an assortment of vegetable crops on a small piece of land. She would sell off items that were of no use to the family to feed her eight children. 

Although not his paternal mother, Dani would raise my father as her own and it was partly thanks to her love and encouragement that he was able to against all odds do well enough in school to get a scholarship to attend an American University.

Her homestead was a refuge for her children and grandchildren whenever my father had difficulties. And her presence was a constant stabilizing force.

When I traveled to Kenya to learn more about my heritage and father, who had passed away then, it was Granny who served as a bridge to the past, and it was her stories that helped me fill a void in my heart.

During her life, Granny would witness epochal changes taking place around the globe: world war, liberation movements, moon landings, and events of the computer age.

She would live to fly on jets, receive visitors from maroon the world, and someone of her grandsons gets elected to the United States presidency. And yet her essential spirit, strong, proud, hard-working, unimpressed with conventional marks of status and full of common sense and good humor, never ceased.

We will miss her dearly but celebrate with gratitude her long and remarkable life”

In recognition of her work to support education, she was honored by the United Nations in 2014, receiving the inaugural Women's Entrepreneurship Day Education Pioneer Award. 

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