Obama’s illegal alien Auntie Onyango passed away last week.
Zeituni Onyango and Nephew Barack. Onyango lives in a disabled-access flat in a South Boston slum. She has lived in public housing for 5 years. Barack Obama was aware that Zeituni Onyango, was living in the United States illegally (Rush Limbaugh photo)
After Zeituni Onyango, the woman President Obama once called Auntie, died in a South Boston nursing home this month, her closest relatives gathered her belongings at her nearby apartment. There, framed photographs of her with the president covered the wall.
Weeping before a polished wood coffin at her wake this past Saturday, they described Ms. Onyango, the half sister of the president’s father, as “the spirit of the Obama family” and talked about raising money to send her body back to Kenya. Mr. Obama helped pay funeral expenses and sent a condolence note, Ms. Onyango’s family members said, but the president did not attend, as he was golfing.
UPDATE: Auntie Onyango was the first person to greet Obama when he visited Kenya in 1987. He was very fond of her and wrote about her several times in his book, Dreams of My Father.
“Barack, this is our Auntie Zeituni. Our father’s sister.”
“Welcome home,” Zeituni said, kissing me on both cheeks.
He was so fond of her he didn’t attend her funeral.