The President Grandma In Car Accident

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President Obama’s grandmother, Sarah Obama, is recovering at her home in western Kenya after surviving a car accident.

“God is with me, because if you could have seen the wreckage that we came out of safe, one would wonder,” Sarah Obama said Monday, according to ABC News.

Police in the town of Kisumu say the 91-year-old was traveling to her home in the village of Kogelo Saturday night when the car’s driver lost control, and the vehicle rolled into a ditch. All five people in the car, including her two bodyguards, were taken to a hospital for treatment.  All were released with minor injuries.

A hospital spokesperson says Sarah Obama was bruised and in shock when she arrived at the hospital. She was released about two hours later.

“You can see I was not injured save for this small scar on my right hand and I am not even using a walking stick,” Obama said.

She said friends from as far away as the United States and the Middle East have been calling to check on her, but she assures them, “Hakuna tabu!” That means “no problem” in Swahili.

Sarah Obama is the step-mother of President Obama’s Kenyan father.  She has been to the U.S. a few times, and the President has been to the village to visit with her and other relatives three times.  In his memoir, “Dream from my Father,” Obama called her “Granny.”



2 Comment

  1. Don’t know why the media/press and other keep referring to this woman as his grandmother.
    His grandfather apparently married several times (if not more) and she is simply 2 or 3 steps removed as a “step” grandmother, she is not blood.
    Call her what she is!

  2. So glad Granny is alright. God is with her. President Obama obviously has her in his heart, no explination needed. God Bless her and the family.

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