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Mama Sarah Obama buried at her Kogelo home

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By Olivia Odhiambo | Mar 30th 2021 | 2 min read

The late Mama Sarah Obama who died yesterday while receiving treatment at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital has been buried.

Mama Sarah was laid to rest at her Kogelo home in Alego, Siaya County shortly after 12.00 pm.

Women make 'sanda', the burial gown for Mama Sarah Obama. [Kevine Omollo, Standard]

Her funeral was attended by close family members, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Rachel Omamo, rincipal secretaries Jerome Ochieng and Francis Owino who represented President Uhuru Kenyatta and Governors Cornel Rasanga (Siaya) and Anyango Nyong’o (Kisumu).

CS Omamo who read the president's speech described Mama Sarah as an outstanding Kenyan who exhibited the true styles of being an African.

She noted that the values Mama Sarah stood for and her smile endeared her towards many.

"As we join you in mourning Mama Sarah, we also join you in celebrating her life. Mama Sarah was a woman of substance," Omamo said on behalf of President Uhuru.

She added that Mama’s welcoming character attracted her to people from all walks of life.

Foreign Affairs CS Rachel Omamo, at Mama Sarah's home in Kogelo for her burial. [Olivia Odhiambo, Standard]

Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga and his Kisumu Counterpart Anyang Nyong’o eulogised Mama as a philanthropist with a kind heart. 

"I wish I was recording what I learnt from Mama Sarah as she was a good story teller," said Rasanga.

Governor Nyongo said Senior Barack Obama was a man of vision and commitment just like former US President Barack Obama- who both credit their greatness to Mama Sarah.

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