President Obama can have a home-cooked meal this month in Kenya as Obama’s grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the East African nation the birthplace of his father by the end of this month.
“It does not matter whether Barack is a senator or a president.” “He is my grandson and i will love him for ever. “He will surely have what I will prepare for him.” Mama Sarah told.
“She said she had asked him to travel to Kogelo ‘to pay respect to his father’s grave’, However it was not clear if Obama was scheduled to travel outside the capital Nairobi, during a presidential trip to Kenya and Ethiopia.
“With regards to what food I will prepare for Barack is, I will prepare all the traditional food available,” granny said. The traditional meal will include fish, chicken and maize porridge.
“Mama Sarah was the third wife of US president’s paternal grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama, and lives in the small village of Kogelo in western Kenya which is home to a number of the president’s relatives.
“Obama’s late father was born in Kogelo and grew up there before traveling abroad to study, where he met Obama’s American mother in Hawaii.
“Although Mama Sarah is not a blood relative, Obama calls her “granny” and has visited her in the past.” It will be Obama’s fourth visit to Africa since becoming US president, but his first to Kenya since taking office in 2009.