Obama’s granny parties it up in Kenya as news of her step-grandson’s second victory hit the wires, and 90-year-old Sarah Obama was thrilled to see Barack come through for another term.
Obama’s granny partied along with dozens of others in the small village of Kogelo in western Kenya, after crowds in the President’s ancestral village waited all night to learn the results of the hotly-contested election.
Obama’s “Granny Sarah” is not a blood relation to the President, but the wife of his grandfather on his father’s side. After Obama’s victory was assured, the woman the President calls “Granny Sarah” spoke to reporters about his re-election, saying that his kindness and willingness to work with others influenced the win.
Obama’s Granny Sarah said:
“The reason why he has won is because God has given it to him… Secondly he has got the knowledge to love all people, he doesn’t have the knowledge of division, that is why he has won.”
Sarah Obama’s comments were made in Luo, her native language. While Obama’s Kenyan grandma only has a few words of English, she speaks to her step-grandson through an interpreter — and admits a bit of disappointment that the President has yet to visit Kenya during is presidency.
She added of the victory:
“He came back a second time, and he won.”
It was daybreak in Kenya when the close election finally drew to an end, and Obama’s granny partied along with fellow villagers to celebrate the win. In the clip below, watch as Obama’s granny parties in Kenya as Obama claims victory.