Former US President Barrack Obama’s aunt is dead.
Hawa Obama died on Wednesday night after battling a stroke for two years in Kasipul, Homa Bay County, Southwestern Kenya.
Mama Hawa’s demise was announced by her son Razick Amuna.
"She has been through a lot. Because she was illiterate, my mother was unable to contact her nephew, the former US President. Sadly, we're related, but there hasn't been any support for the family. "She has been through a lot," Amuna, a casual labourer, said.
"The name Obama is well-known, and it has caused us a great deal of pain because people always assume we have money and are doing well, which is not the case,” he added.
Mama Hawa died aged 80.
Her death came eight months after the family lost their grandmother, Mama Sarah Obama.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.