Barack Hussein Obama Sr.


Personal and Family Information

Barack was born in 1936 in Kanyadhiang village, Rachuuonyo District, Colonial Kenya, the son of Hussein Onyango Obama and Akumu Nyanjoga.

He died on 24 Nov 1982 in Nairobi, Kenya.

He had four marriages/partners. His first wife was Stanley Ann Dunham, who he married on 2 FEB 1961 in Maui, Hawaii, USA. Their only known child was Barack Hussein (1961-?).

His second wife was Jael Otieno, who he married in ABT 1980 in Kenya. Their only known child was George Hussein Onyango (c1982-?).

His third wife was Ruth Ndesandjo, who he married in FROM 1964 TO 1965 in Massachusetts, USA. Their two known children were Mark (c1965-?) and David (c1967-c1987).

His fourth wife was Kezia Grace Obama (mnu), who he married in ABT 1954 in Kenya. Their two known children were Malik (c1958-?) and Auma (c1960-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Barack Hussein Obama Sr.


Hussein Onyango Obama


Obama 1st name unk.


Obama Opiyo


Nyaoke Obama (mnu)


Akumu Nyanjoga





Place: Kanyadhiang village, Rachuuonyo District, Colonial Kenya
Death24 NOV 1982
Place: Nairobi, Kenya
Age: 46
Cause: car crash
Place: Nyang'oma Kogelo village, Siaya District, Nyanza Province, Kenya
Age: 46


OccupationKenyan gov't economist


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Note 1

Article on Barack Obama Sr. that plays to local interests in a Kenyan hero. But, I cite it here because it has directions on how to get to Obama Sr.'s former home:

Tracing Obama's home was a simple task. The home, located some 60 km from Kisumu town, is well known in Alego. Almost every villager you meet is ready to offer a tip on how to access the home.

To reach the home, one turns off the Kisumu-Siaya road near Ng'iya shopping centre and drives towards Obama's village market, Nyang'oma-Kogello. From there the home is just a stone's throw-away.

By local standards it is a vast well kept compound with Sarah's battered brick house sitting imposingly at the far end.