The Obama family matriarch passed away in a Kenyan hospital at the age of 99.

On March 29, 2021, Sarah Obama, the grandmother of the former president Obama’s family, passed away. At the time, she was 99 years old.

In her little rural Kogelo village, Mama Sarah, better known as the former president’s stepgrandmother, supported education for girls and orphans.

She passed away while receiving treatment at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kisumu, the third-largest city in Kenya, in the country’s west, according to her daughter Marsat Onyango.