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Barack Obama's Sister Auma Was Proud To See Him Take On Presidency: She Had Struggled Alongside Him!

Date July 31, 2019

Rita Auma Obama is most famous for her kinship with 44th U.S President Barack Obama. Individually, she is more influential as a sociologist, community activist, and an inspirational writer for Kenyans. Her role in her younger half-brother's life was greater than we expected.

In the eastern countryside of Africa, Auma has her own NGO, Sauti Kuu Foundation that supports poor people and orphans. She was married in 1996 to a British man but, divorced only four years later. They have one daughter, Akinyi together who follows her mother's charitable character.

Her feelings on Barack's historic win

In 2012, Auma gave an exclusive interview to CNN. She revealed her first take on her brother's presidential victory. It was a moment of real pride for her as she herself was involved in political campaigns. The lady was proud of him and what he was able to achieve. Barack had managed to assemble people from all cultural backgrounds under his leadership.

Barack Obama's Sister Auma Was Proud To See Him Take On Presidency: She Had Struggled Alongside Him!Getty Images / Ideal Image

She went on to explain how she supported him during that time. Auma had participated voluntarily and fought with opposition parties alongside Barack. She said:

I was part of that struggle. I was part of the work that was done to get him there.

His other sister's comment

Maya Soetoro-Ng, who is also a half-sister of Barack, shed light on his personality after the presidency. According to her, he disregarded all perks of being the head of the United States. Nonetheless, the experience has made him wiser and a deeper version of himself.

Barack Obama is an honorable man who's compassionate authority will always be missed. Share this and sound off.