Mama Sarah Obama, the grandmother to former US President Barack Obama, has died, the family has said.

Mama Sarah died on Monday morning at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Hospital in Kisumu.

She passed away aged 99 years.

According to sources at the facility, she had been admitted to the ICU for management of diabetes.

A neighbour said she had been battling diabetes and old age for nearly two years that saw her admitted to various hospitals in Siaya and Kisumu.

Last week she was admitted at Avenue hospital before she was moved to JOOTRH on Friday where she succumbed.

Her death was confirmed by the hospital CEO Dr George Rae. He declined to offer more details.

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