Mixed Reactions as President Kenyatta Gives Obama’s Family 1 Million Shillings

Following the death of Mama Sarah Obama, the grandmother to former US president Barack Obama, President Uhuru Kenyatta has given 1 million Kenyan shillings to the family as one way of condoling with them.

Mixed Reactions as President Kenyatta Gives Obama’s Family 1 Million Shillings
EX - US President Barack Obama & President Uhuru Kenyatta

This has however spiked mixed reactions among the netizens who were irritated with the huge amount of money that the president issued to the family despite the Ex-US head of state Barack Obama being one of the family members.

According to most Kenyans on Twitter {KOT} they felt that the family was not in need of financial support.

Sara died on Monday 29th after a short illness while receiving treatment at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Hospital in Kisumu, Siaya County.

She died at the age of 99.

President Uhuru Kenyatta with late Mama Sarah Obama  Photo Courtesy 

Mama Sarah was supposed to be buried yesterday, according to the Islamic religion but that was not possible. Instead, she was laid to rest today at her home in Siaya.
Her burial was attended by top leaders in the country, with others sending in their warm messages of condolences including Former prime minister Raila Odinga, Kirinyaga Governor  Ann Waiguru, former vice president Kalonzo Musyoka amongst other leaders.

However, President Uhuru`s good act was not well received by Kenyans, and below are the comments and reactions.


Mama Sarah is not "other Kenyans". It is unfortunate, but money follows the money. Irris what irris


One million to a rich family but lockdown and hunger to poor Kenyans....anyway itafika mahali hiyo pesa haitawasaidia..usicheze na watu wa mungu..ile kiboko these leaders watachapwa..mungu tu


 1m for what? There’re poor Kenyans out there. Let pres Obama sought the family finances