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Obama granny now DR SARAH OBAMA

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    Prodigal Son JF-Expert Member

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    US President Barack Obama's grandmother may not have seen the inside of a lecture hall but hence forth, she is Dr Sarah Obama.

    The Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) conferred the 87 year old granny a honorary Doctorate of Letters during its fourth annual graduation ceremony held on Monday.

    She was awarded for engaging in charity and for her passion to feed and educate the less fortunate in the society.

    She has also been at the forefront fighting for the rights of widows and those who live in difficulty, according to the university.

    As the university’s acting chancellor Prof Dan Kaseje pronounced the words “…and by my authority and that of the entire university, I give you the power to read and do all that appertain to this degree”, song and dance broke out from the friends and relatives who had accompanied her to the ceremony.

    But the freshly minted doctor had to address the congregation in her mother tongue, Dholuo, because she was unable to speak in English.

    That honorary doctorate made Mama Sarah to share the academic platform with greats like Mr Ato Seyoun Mesfin, the Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Brimmy Olaghere, the founder chairman of the US African Development Consortium World Group and US Senator Larry Womble who were also feted at the occasion.

    Mr Mesfin was awarded for his role in peace building in Africa while Prof Oleghere was feted for his role in the promotion of African integration and infrastructure development.

    Senator Womble from North Carolina was recognised for his efforts to improve literary standards in the country through book donations and aiding construction of classrooms.


    130 Graduands

    During last year’s ceremony, the university conferred a similar honour on Southern Sudan leader Salva Kiir.

    The graduation ceremony saw 130 graduands receive masters, bachelors, and diploma and certificate qualifications.

    In her acceptance speech, Mama Obama thanked the university for recognising her effort in helping the less fortunate in society but was quick to add that the resources she uses are donated by people of goodwill from all over the world.

    The third wife of the late Barack Hussein Obama, the grandfather to the US President Obama, Mama Obama has been catapulted to the limelight ever since the eloquence of the then junior Illinois Senator caught the world attention and his eventual ascendance to the White House.


    Among other title she holds includes being the goodwill ambassador against malnutrition and has been the face of the efforts to eradicate tsetse fly.

    Chanzo: Daily Nation,,,,,KE
     
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    A day after being awarded an honorary doctorate by a local university US President Barrack Obama's grandmother hosted a party at her Kogelo home in Siaya on Tuesday.

    Two bulls, three sheep and four goats were slaughtered for the many visitors who trooped to the home to congratulate the 88-year-old grandmother for the honour.

    Mama Sarah Obama was awarded a honorary Doctor of Letters by the Great Lakes University of Kisumu on Monday for her role in helping widows and orphans at her Kogelo village.

    A similar feast had been organised after Mr Obama ascended to the White House.

    The day is now marked with cultural activities annually.

    Mama Sarah appealed to the public to dedicate their time and effort to ensuring that they take care of orphans and the vulnerable people in the society.

    "This is a show of blessing from God, since I have always dedicated my time to tend to the orphans. Even the US president passed through my hands," added the grandmother.

    Siaya DC Boaz Cherutich accompanied Mama Sarah from Kisumu to Kogelo for the celebrations.

    The Obama Kogelo community chairman Mr Vitalis Aketch Ogombe hailed Mama Sarah's efforts in helping orphans.

    Source: daily Nations
     
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    Watu kama Dr Sara Obama Ndani ja jamii zetu wapo wengi saana, wanajulikana, na michango yao katika jamii inajulikana pia lakini kuwapa heshima inayoendana na mambo wanayofanya /waliyofanya hilo hatulitambui,,, Naamini huyu mama kama alifanya yote hayo mbona hawakumuona???Je ni kwanini aonekane sasa?

    Binafsi naona hicho chuo kinataka tu kujipatia umaarufu tu kwa kupitia kwa huyo mama,
     
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    Duh!!! No coment kwa jamaa zetu hawa!
     
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    Huu Utani sasa mh
     
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    Jaluos never cease to amaze!
     
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    The winner takes all. Inabidi tu mtu usome na ukae kimya.
     
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    Rwabugiri JF-Expert Member

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    Sasa wafanyeje jamani? Jina Obama linauza, you go for it Lol! Bravo watani wajadi
     
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    zinaitwa degree za heshima, na definition ya heshima ni subjective (kila institution ina namna yake ya kuzigawa). Hongera bibi
     
  10. paradox

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    Gawd why are Kenyans such ass kissers. [​IMG]
     
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    Japokuwa kunaweza kuwa na hisia tofauti juu ya heshima aliyopewa mama huyu, kuhusu kwamba hawa walioitoa wanajitambulisha kwa Baraki, hata hivyo mama anaistahili. Hapa kwetu wapo wengi wanaostahili kutunukiwa heshima kama hizi na bado haifanyiki hivyo. Mfano kuna watu kama mama Kidude na wengine wengi wa namna hiyo. Tunasubiri mpaka wazae rais wa wazungu?
     
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    and why are Tanzanians such Dic.k riders. Just follow the link to the story and read the comments by Kenyans. You cant pull blanket statements to describe a country just because one university has done something you deem stupid, its like me saying Tanzanians are dumb simply because I saw their poor/ substandard performance of their Universities (note: plural) at the Zain challenge, it beats logic because a handful of people can't reflect the character/ behavior of millions of people, get your facts right.
     
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    Thats right mkuu. But you would have stood above this fray if you didnt start with your first statement. Surely, this guy must be joking. You would have nailed the point without engaging in what he said.

    Otherwise, I agree with you kabisa.
     
  14. paradox

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    Butthurt much over the internet are we now. [​IMG]

    And honestly any Kenyan who does not think that was an act of the purest forms of ass kissing needs to see a mental specialist,
    As for those ****** who shamed us at the Zain challenge, well what can I say really. . .they are just ******. [​IMG]

    However at the end of the day a Tanzanian idiot is waaaaayyyyy better than an ass kissing Kenyan, in anyones eyes, just ask around, I'm pretty sure the Americans who voted for your 'partly' Kenyan president are right now thinking like what the #%*^ is wrong with these people.
     
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    Its called confidence son, and lots of people confuse it with cockiness, we are a proud people man, we are AFRICANS, born of the kings and queens of this great continent, watchu expect? and a Tanzanian idiot being better than a Kenyan genius, mmmhmph, only time will tell...
     
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    Jamani hebu wacheni kupandishiana kwa kitu ambacho hakuna anaeweza kufanya maamuzi.

    Ni bahati yake kupata huo Udaktari wa heshima, anawakilisha wazee wenzake ambao hawakutunukiwa.

    Na nyinyi ikifika siku bahati yenu iking'aa basi Chuo kimoja kitawaona na kuwatunukia hiyo shahada.
     
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    Ahh yes a proud people indeed, I have to say though most ass kissers aren't geniuses, they are just ass kissers who won't go very far up the ladder but then who am I to judge the 'proud' people of Kenya. I do wonder though how much more kissing of the booty is going to be done in the future, better hurry though, a four year term is pretty short.[​IMG]
     
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    Udaktrai wa falsafa pasipo kusomea ni siasa za kawaida jamani...ni heshima tu kwa wale ambao mkichwa inakuwa ngumu kwao kutulia darasani. Hata akiwa na hicho cheti na kuitwa Daktari nafasi yake ktk jamii ni ile ile. Na ikumbukwe kuwa mara nyingi mwenye nacho uongezewa...nani atamjua kapuku huko asie na jina?? Nadhani ipo siku Mama Maria Nyerere nae atakuwa Daktari kama si Anna Mkapa au Salima!
     
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