Two weeks after Mama Sarah Obama’s funeral, the family grieves for another matriarch – Mama Keziah, the mother of Malik, Auma, Bernard Sadik and Mustapha Abo, who was with her when she died at the age of 78 .
According to Malik, the family received information about the matriarch’s death from London. She died Tuesday night after a long battle with diabetes. The family also attributes their death to age.
The father of former US President Barack Obama, Barack Obama Sr., had two known partners, Stanley Ann Dunham and Malik’s mother Keziah Aoko.
< She had been hospitalized for almost three weeks before finding her death. Malik said the two deaths, no later than a fortnight after his grandmother's funeral, made the family even more united.
The family is now appealing to the government to help them get the body to Kenya with it She can be appropriately buried in Kogelo, Siaya County.
Appeal to the Government
Her appeal comes in the wake of a back and forth between Kenya and the UK on travel restrictions on Covid-19 .
Malik, who spoke to Nation from the family home in Kogelo with his uncle Said Obama, appealed to the government to facilitate the transport of the body.
“We understand the situation very well, especially with the travel restrictions due to Covid-19, but we’re just doing our best to see how quickly mom can be brought home with the help of the government,” he said
According to the UK government, all travelers i n or through Kenya were denied entry to England.
British, Iris h, and resident third country nationals are allowed to enter but must self-isolate for 10 days in a government-approved hotel quarantine facility, including on their own Cost.
Hit Nairobi Back with a statement that all passengers arriving from or crossing UK airports must now be quarantined for 14 days in a government designated facility.
You also have to carry out two PCR tests yourself. However, Kenyan nationals living in the UK and cargo flights are exempt from these measures. Mr Malik described his mother as a loving but tough and matter-of-fact woman.
Auma Obama’s tweet
“She was very tough, but social and happy, so many of us have grown like you can see in tough people. I hope she is in a better place wherever she is, “said Malik.
He remembered the last time they spoke when Mama Sarah died, but hers got worse after that Situation.
Auma Obama only had a few words to mourn her mother, who only tweeted: “I lost my beloved mother yesterday, I am deaf.”
Loud Said Obama, Malik’s uncle, he completed the Muslim funeral rites within the allotted time will be a difficult task.
“It will be difficult to get to the deadline within which to bury our Muslim culture because she is in a distant land, but all we want for her is a corpse to be brought home, ”he said.
Only a few people were at home yesterday, and the villagers Flocked in one by one to thank the family, as some casual workers and relatives came to the Reinig of the homestead.