President Barack Obama’s auntie who has died, Zeituni Obama died in Boston hospital USA where she has been receiving treatment. Family sources confirmed Zeituni died Monday night.
Mama Sarah Obama is really devastated by the news of the death of her daughter. Former PM Raila Odinga recently visited Zeituni in Boston hospital. Being a muslim Zeituni might be buried in USA although Mama Sarah Obama wants her remains brought home.
Zeituni is the half aunt of US President Barack Obama. She is famously referred to as Aunti Zeituni in Obamaâ€™s memoir Dreams from my father. She moved to the USA in 2002 after resigning from her job as ICT officer at the East African Breweries Limited- Ruaraka, Nairobi.
Zeituni applied for political asylum after her residence expired prompting extreme right politicians to make a fuss about her status.
Meanwhile President Obama called Prime Minister Raila Odinga to thank him for visiting auntie Zeituni in Boston hospital.
Raila is attending a month-long residency lecture series at the African Presidential Center of Boston University, Massachusetts.
As a part of his visit, Raila also says he will be touring various US cities delivering keynotes addresses while sourcing new development opportunities for Kenya.