Half Of His Heart Belongs To Kenya, Barack Obama Writes Heartfelt Letter For His Late Granny

Leela Adwani |Mar 30, 2021, 13:21

The place of Granny Sarah is irreplaceable in the heart of the former U.S president.

Former President of America, Barack Obama is mourning the l.o.s.s of his Kenyan step-grandmother, Sarah Ogwel Onyango Obama.

Barack Obama And His Grandmother 2
Barack Obama And His Grandmother In Kenya

Recently, Obama took to his Instagram handle to reveal that his beloved grandmother, the matriarch of his family in Kenya, Africa has pass.e.d away at the age of 99.

The heartfelt note

He said that Granny raised eight children and didn’t attend any form of formal schooling. Even though she was not his father’s birth mother, she still raised him as her own thanks to her encouragement and love. Barack Obama shared a throwback picture of himself and his grandmother sitting in front of her house in Kenya. The former President looked so young in that picture.

Barack Obama Young
The former President shared a throwback picture

It’s not far off the mark to say the place of Granny Sarah is irreplaceable in the heart of the former U.S president.

Obama concluded the note by saying

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

Her contribution to society

According to a report published in The Associated Press, Obama’s great grandmother contributed to the local community as she promoted education for orphans and girls in her rural neighborhood, Kogelo village.

Barack Obama And His Grandmother
She was 99 years old.

She reportedly breathed her last around 4:00 a.m. local time on 29 March 2021. She was being treated at a local hospital in Kisumu which is the third-largest city in Kenya.

The family spokesperson revealed that she was sick because of normal diseases, not co.ro.na.vi.rus. She was tested negative before being hospitalized.

Her daughter shared that her family is devastated.

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