By Kevin Koech
Former US President Barrack Obama is set to jet into the country next week to pay his last respect to his departed grandmother, Mama Sarah Obama.
According to sources, the 44th US President will visit the country accompanied by his family members and security personnel.
After visiting her grandmother’s grave in Kogelo, Siaya, Obama would later be linked with his ancestors as per the Luo traditions.
This came days after Obama mourned Mama Sarah Obama who died at the age of 99 at a hospital in Kisumu.
“My family and I are mourning the loss of our beloved grandmother, Sarah Ogwel Onyango Obama, affectionately known to many as ‘Mama Sarah’ but known to us as ‘Dani’ or Granny. We will miss her dearly, but we’ll celebrate with gratitude her long and remarkable life,” wrote Obama in part.
“Although not his birth mother, Granny would raise my father as her own, and it was in part thanks to her love and encouragement that he was able to defy the odds and do well enough in school to get a scholarship to attend an American university. When our family had difficulties, her homestead was a refuge for her children and grandchildren, and her presence was a constant, stabilizing force.”