Agence France-PresseApril 8, 2014 18:13
US President Barack Obama's Kenyan aunt, who won asylum in the United States after fighting possible deportation, has died, her lawyer said Tuesday. She was 61.
Zeituni Onyango died in her sleep in the US city of Boston on Monday night, after falling ill in January, Margaret Wong said.
"The United States Kenyan community mourns the loss of Zeituni Onyango, known to her friends as 'Auntie,' and half-aunt of President Barack Obama," Wong said in a statement.