Mama Sarah Obama rd Kogelo ©muokikioko2015

Nyang’oma Kogelo first came to public attention in President Barack Obama’s ‘Dreams From My Father’ , his acclaimed autobiography published in 1995. The story is largely about young Obama’s search for the truth about his brilliant but self destructive father….. Five years after his father’s death, the younger Obama flew to Nairobi and embarked on an emotional trip to the family homestead in Nyang’oma Kogelo.

“I remember the rustle of corn leaves, the concentration on my uncles’ faces, the smell of our sweat as we mended a hole in the fence bounding the western line of the property,” he writes. “It wasn’t simply joy that I felt in each of these moments. Rather, it was a sense that everything I was doing, every touch and breath and word, carried the full weight of my life, that a circle was beginning to close.”

Mama Sarah Obama, mother to Obama Snr (President Barrack Obama’s Father) is known as a very social and very jovial person.

Getting there:
Roads are paved (tarmac) ALL the way, or guests can fly in through nearby Kisumu Int’l Airport

Places one can stay as they visit Kogelo are
– Juliana resort
– kogelo village resort
– kogelo retreat villas and homes
…just to name a few

More on what to see and do around kogelo in Siaya County in coming posts.

photos and text
©muoki kioko


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