Obama Loses His Kenyan Stepmother

Keziah Obama has been reported to have died due to illness. This comes after Obama's family recently mourned over Sarah Obama's death.

Obama Loses His Kenyan Stepmother
Kezia Obama with Former US President Barack Obama at the President's inauguration ceremony on January 20,2009.

Keziah Obama, the stepmother to former US President Barack Obama has died at the age of 81,after a long illness. Her demise report was confirmed by one of her grandchildren in Dubai. She was the first wife of Barack Hussein Obama Senior and mother to Rita Auma Obama and Malik Obama. In 2011she acquired British citizenship and had been residing in Berkshire England. She oftenly spoke well of Barack Obama Jnr achievements during occasions. One of the memorable moments was when she defended Obama from critics after he had won the Nobel Peace Prize within a year of entering the White House. 

"Barack still has much more to do, but he's doing his best to set the ball rolling. He's setting his stall out and attempting things that others haven't dared to try. It seems unfair to criticise him. He hasn't awarded the prize to himself," her previous statement.

This news comes after the Obama family recently mourned the demise of Mama Sarah Obama who had succumbed to a long illness at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital.Politicians and dignitaries sent their condolences to the family and acknowledged the 99-year-old to be an icon especially for her philanthropic work at her Kogelo home."When I first traveled to Kenya to learn more about my heritage and father, who had passed away by then, it was Granny who served as a bridge to the past, and it was her stories that helped fill a void in my heart. We will miss her dearly, but celebrate with gratitude her long and remarkable life," Obama stated after Sarah Obama's demise.