Sarah Onyango Obama
|Sarah Onyango Obama|
c. 1920 (age 97–98)
|Residence||Nyang'oma Kogelo, Siaya County, Kenya|
|Other names||Sarah Obama
Sarah Hussein Obama
Sarah Anyango Obama
|Known for||U.S. President Barack Obama's step-grandmother|
|Spouse(s)||Hussein Onyango Obama|
|Relatives||Malia and Sasha Obama (step-great-granddaughters)|
Sarah Onyango Obama (born 1920-1921) is a Kenyan educator and philanthropist. She is the third wife of the paternal grandfather of U.S. president Barack Obama. She is known for short as Sarah Obama; she is sometimes referred to as Sarah Ogwel, Sarah Hussein Obama, or Sarah Anyango Obama. She lives in Nyang'oma Kogelo village, 30 miles west of western Kenya's main town, Kisumu, on the edge of Lake Victoria.
During the U.S. presidential campaign, she protested attempts to portray Obama as a foreigner to the United States or as a Muslim, saying that while Obama's grandfather had been a Muslim, "In the world of today, children have different religions from their parents." Sarah Obama is "a strong believer of the Islamic faith", in her words.
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