There was drama in Nyang’oma village in Alego Kogelo, Siaya county after a section of Mama Saraha Obama’s relatives were blocked from accessing her home during the matriarch’s burial.
The police blocked Sarah’s kin from Kendu Bay in Homa Bay county as they enforced the Covid- 19 containment measures relating to burials.
The kin however protested the decision creating a scuffle in the process.
“We have driven all the way to mourn our grandmother. The home to which I had unlimited access is now a sacred place that not even me, the late’s granddaughter, can access to mourn her in peace,” said Hilda, Saraha’s granddaughter.
Mama Sarah was buried on Tuesday afternoon next to her late husband Hussein Onyango Obama in conformity with the Islamic faith.
The only- invite ceremony was attended by politicians, close family members and top government officials.
President Uhuru Kenyatta was represented by Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo who gave his Sh1 million donation to the family to cater for the burial expenses.
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