Barack Obama in mourning as death strikes family again weeks after Mama Sarah Obama’s demise

Kezia Obama with Former US President Barack Obama at the President's inauguration ceremony on January 20,2009

Days after the death of Mama Sarah Obama, death has struck former US President Barack Obama’s family following the death of Kezia Obama.

The deceased who is the stepmother to the former US president died after a long illness in England where she has been residing.

Kezia Obama was the first wife of Barack Hussein Obama Senior (the biological father to Barrack Obama)and mother to Rita Auma Obama and Malik Obama.

Her demise was confirmed by one of her grandchildren based in Dubai.

The 81-year-old was granted British citizenship in 2011 and had been residing in Berkshire, England.

US President Barack Obama greets members of his British and African-based family at the White House following his inauguration, including half-brother Abongo, far left, and stepmother Kezia, in yellow

She has on numerous occasions stood by her step son, Barrack Obama Jnr in the face of backlash.

Case in point is when when she defended the former US president against his critics when he won the Nobel Peace Prize barely a year after getting into office.

“Yes, Barack still has much more to do, but he’s doing his best to set the ball rolling. He’s setting his stall out and attempting things that others haven’t dared to try. It seems unfair to criticize him. He hasn’t awarded the prize to himself,” she stated at the time.

Her death comes barely a month after the Obama family matriarch, Mama Sarah Obama passed on at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital after a long illness.

“She was diagnosed with stroke in September last year and had blood sugar-related problems,” Mama Sarah Obama’s daughter Marsat Obama stated.

The former US president mourned Mama Sarah writing:

“When I first traveled to Kenya to learn more about my heritage and father, who had passed away by then, it was Granny who served as a bridge to the past, and it was her stories that helped fill a void in my heart.

“We will miss her dearly, but celebrate with gratitude her long and remarkable life.”

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