Newspapers have been able to track down Barack Obama’s frail Kenyan aunt. She was found in a rundown Boston public housing estate.
London’s Times discovered Zeituni Onyango, 56, living in a disabled access flat in south Boston.Â She was described as frail and relying on a metal stick to help her walk.
Despite her modest circumstances, records show she had donated $US260 to her nephew’s presidential election campaign. What a women.
She declined to answer questions about her relationship with Senator Obama until after next week’s election, and rightly so, telling The Times: “I can’t talk about it, I just pray for him, that’s all.” The Democratic candidate wrote affectionately about his aunt in his best-selling memoir Dreams from My Father.
Aunt Zeituni told The Times she had been coming to the US on and off since 1975. She and Omar are the children of Senator Obama’s grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama.