Photos: Barack Obama’s Step-Grandmother Laid To Rest In Kenya

Barack Obama’s step-grandmother, Sarah, who passed on at the age of 99 was laid to rest today at the family’s home in Nyangoma-Kogelo village in Siaya county, western Kenya.

Sarah, who raised Barack Obama’s father like her own child, was buried before midday local time according to Islamic rites.

Photos of her burial have been released showing relatives and members of the Muslim community carrying Sarah Hussein Obama’s body before her internment ceremony.

Former United States President, Barack Obama tweeted shortly after Sarah’s death was announced.

“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.”

Below are more photos from Mama Sarah’s funeral:

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