Barack Obama’s aunt Mama Hawa ‘dies after being discharged from hospital’


Former President Barack Obama’s aunt Mama Hawa Obama reportedly died at her home in Kenya at the age of 80 (Picture: Getty Images)

Former President Barack Obama’s aunt, Mama Hawa, reportedly died after being discharged from a hospital in Africa. She was 80.

Mama Hawa Obama died shortly before 1am local time on Thursday at her home in Kasipul, Kenya, her son said, according to The US Sun.

Obama’s aunt stayed at a hospital for nine days as her health began declining. She was reportedly discharged about five days ago.

Mama Hawa Obama had a stroke more than two years ago, according to the Eastern African.

She was expected to be buried on Thursday, according to The US Sun.

The ex-president has not released a statement on his aunt’s death.

Her death comes after Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango died from cancer and respiratory issues at a rehabilitation center in Boston in 2014. Onyango, 61, was the half-sister of Barack Obama’s father. She moved from Kenya to the US in 2000 and was granted asylum a decade later.

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