Remembering Mama Sarah: Philanthropist And Obama Family Matriarch Dies In Kenya At 99

KOGELO, KENYA - FEBRUARY 5 : Sarah Hussein Obama, 86, the grandmother of US Presidential candidate Barack Obama, holds a photo of her grandson as she awaits the results of Super Tuesday's primary February 5, 2008 in Kogelo, Kenya. As the majority of states vote in the primary elections for the presidential candidates on "Super Tuesday", today is an important date in the presidential candidacy race for Barack Obama, who hopes to secure the Democratic Party’s nomination over his rival, Hillary Clinton. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Tributes are flooding in for Sarah Obama, philanthropist and step-grandmother of former U.S. President Barack Obama. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a statement that Sarah Obama passed away on Monday while receiving treatment at a hospital in the port city of Kisumu. He said she was 99, though the Associated Press reports she was… Continue reading Remembering Mama Sarah: Philanthropist And Obama Family Matriarch Dies In Kenya At 99