According to officials of the university, her passion for educating and feeding the less fortunate and involvement in charity attributed to the award.
The granny was accompanied by friends and relatives.
Prof. Kaseje said: “…and by my authority and that of the entire university, I give you the power to read and do all that pertain to this degree.”
AfricaNews reporter said the newly crowned Dr of philosophy had to address the congregation in her mother tongue, Dholuo, because she was unable to speak in English.
Among other title she holds includes being the goodwill ambassador against malnutrition and has been the face of the efforts to eradicate tsetse fly.
Our reporter said although the elderly granny might not have seen inside a lecture hall before henceforth she will be known as Dr Sara Obama. She rose into limelight ever since the eloquence of the then junior Illinois Senator caught the world attention and his eventual ascendance to the White House.Sara Obama, the 87-year-old grandmother of US president Barack Obama has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree in her home country Kenya. The acting chancellor of Great Lakes University of Kisumu Prof. Dan Kaseje conferred the honour on her for her devotion towards the rights of widows.