Meet Mama Sarah Obama 

Meet Mama Sarah Obama by Liz Daube

Some locals call the new bridge to Mama Sarah’s house – the big concrete one, with tall, grey pillars to keep cars from veering over the edge and into the roiling brown water below – the “Obama bridge.” They think American money brought it to this rural town in Kenya, Nyang’oma Kogelo, which has drawn international attention ever since tourists and reporters realized it was home to relatives of the first black president of the United States.