Former United States President Barack Obama’s step-mother Keziah Aoko Obama is dead.

Keziah Aoko; mother to President Obama’s step-siblings; Auma Obama, Malik Obama, and Abo Obama died on Tuesday, April 13 while receiving treatment at a UK hospital.

The late Keziah Obama died at the age of 81.


Being an Islamic family, the deceased is expected to be buried later today, though the same is yet to be confirmed by the family.

Eulogizing his mother, Abo Obama noted that she was a happy and caring person.

 “Words cannot describe your love and infectious smile. Go well Nyagendia, Nyar Kendu Bay,” he said.

On her part, Auma Obama said “Lost my beloved mother yesterday. I’m numb."


Keziah’s death comes a few weeks after the Obama family lost its matriarch mama Sarah Obama.

Mama Sarah Obama died on March 29, 2021, while receiving treatment at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kisumu County.

She was laid to rest a day later at her Kogelo home.

While mourning his grandmother, President Barack Obama termer her as a key pillar to the Obama family and her community.

“My family and I are mourning the loss of our beloved grandmother, Sarah Ogwel Onyango Obama, affectionately known to many as “Mama Sarah” but known to us as “Dani” or Granny… We will miss her dearly, but celebrate with gratitude her long and remarkable life,” Obama’s statement read in part.