Dec 9, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Obama’s aunt, Mama Hawa, dies at 80

Mama Hawa Obama, the sister of the late Barack Obama Snr (the father of former US President Barack Obama), has died.

She died at the age of 80, said her son Razick Amuna, when he confirmed her death.

According to him, she died shortly before 1 a.m. on Thursday.

She was buried on Thursday afternoon following Muslim rites in her home in Kokal village, Oyugis .

Her family said they were ill after a stroke more than two years ago.

She was admitted to the Rachuonyo District Hospital for nine days after her condition worsened had, and was released about five days ago.

Her death comes eight months after that of Mama Sarah Onyango Obama, the paternal grandmother of the former US President.

Mama Hawa was with married to Senior Chief Magak Odeka, who died in 1993.