Who was Barack Obama’s aunt, Mama Hawa? POTUS ‘sick ex-aunt, 80, dies in Kenya
There are reports that an aunt of former President Barack Obama has died at her home in Kenya. Mama Hawa Obama died on November 25, five days after being released from hospital. She was 80 years old at the time of her death. So far Obama has not commented on his death and it is not clear whether he will travel to Kenya to meet his family.
Mama Hawa’s death comes just months after the death of the Obama family matriarch, Sarah Hussein Obama, at 99, also in Kenya. Obama’s African roots have often become a major political obstacle, inspiring a whole “birther” movement that was popularized by Donald Trump. But in recent months he’s been making waves at home for a whole different reason. Obama’s 60th birthday party at Martha’s Vineyard has been blamed for a spike in Covid-19 cases, with hundreds of maskless guests crowding the island.
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Controversies aside, the former president has found other ways to make himself relevant. He recently launched ‘Renegades’, a podcast with Bruce Springsteen, and recently spoke at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. While he has traveled in Scotland and all over the United States, it appears Kenya is not on his list, despite Mama Hawa’s death.
Who is mom Hawa?
The 80-year-old is the sister of Barack Obama Sr., the father of the former president. She was married to the late Chief Chief Magak Odeka, who died in 1993. Apparently Mama Hawa has been ill for two years now, since she suffered a stroke. She also made headlines for once, appealing to her nephew for financial aid and help him build a house. But unfortunately, it seems Obama didn’t get the message.
“She really suffered. My mother couldn’t reach her nephew, the former US president, because she was illiterate. It’s just painful that we are related but there was no family support. She suffered a lot, ”her son said. , Razick told Nation. He is believed to be a casual laborer. “Obama’s name is famous and it has caused us a lot of misery because people always imagine that we have the money and that we are doing well, which is not the case,” a- he added.
Nine days ago, Mama Hawa was admitted to Rachuonyo District Hospital after her condition deteriorated, but she was released five days ago. Beyond that, not much is known about Mama Hawa. She was reportedly buried in her village of Kokal in accordance with Muslim rites.