Barack Obama’s step-mum, Keziah Obama, dies

Keziah ObamaThe late Keziah Obama

Former US President Barack Obama’s stepmother, Keziah Obama is dead.

Keziah, 81 is the mother of Malik Obama.

The family confirmed that she passed away on Tuesday at a UK hospital where she was receiving treatment.

Said Obama said their mother had been ailing for a while.

It is still unclear if the deceased will be interred later today in accordance with Islamic law.

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Relatives back in Kenya hope Mrs Obama’s remains will be transported to K’Ogello for final burial rites.

Keziah is survived by four children; Malik Abong’o Obama, Auma Obama, Mustapha Abo and Sadik Obama.

Obama senior had two wives, the former President’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham (an American national), and Malik’s mother, Keziah Aoko Obama.

Her death comes a fortnight after the passing of the family’s great grandmother, Mama Sarah Obama.

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