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In Pictures: Mourners locked out of Mama Sarah Obama’s burial

By Kevine Omollo | Mar 30th 2021 | 1 min read
Tight security at Mama Sarah Obama’s home. [Kevine Omollo, Standard]

Mourners have this morning been locked out of Mama Sarah Obama’s home, ahead of the burial.

There is presence of heavy security around her Kogelo home, Siaya County as authorities barred journalists, religious leaders and mourners from accessing the compound.

Road blocks have mounted along the roads heading to the home. [Kevine Omollo, Standard]

Roadblocks have been erected along the roads leading to the compound, and several police officers guarding the entry into the home.

Members of the public will not be allowed to attend the burial, in line with the Covid-19 protocols.

Only close family and a few guests are attending the interment.

Police block mourners from accessing the home of Mama Sarah Obama in respect to Covid-19 regulations. [Kevine Omollo, Standard]

She is being buried according to Muslim rites.

Mama Sarah Obama died yesterday morning at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital where she was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

The body of Mama Sarah left Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital to her home Kogelo at around midday yesterday.

Relatives dig out Mama Sarah's grave. [Olivia Odhiambo, Standard]


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