Amid the current Coronavirus outbreak in the country, Kenyans have been forced to adapt to the boring life at home while obeying the government’s directive of self-quarantining and avoiding social engagements in a bid to curb the spread of the deadly virus which originated from the Chinese city of Wuhan.
As a way of passing time during the largely uneventful last few days, many musicians, actors, artists and general persons of interest have joined other netizens across the world in sharing their various activities at home – like routine workouts, football freestyling and dance videos – which have proven quite popular.
This way, they have been able to share their experiences of self-isolation and motivate others in getting through these times which everyone admits have been challenging.
Despite arriving rather late at the party, Auma Obama, half-sister to former US President Barack Obama, caused a minor frenzy on Twitter after she uploaded a dance video recorded alongside her little-known daughter.
In the clip, the community sociologist-cum-activist, and Baba Sasha’s beautiful niece bust to some dance moves while enjoying a polite evening in their house as Nigerian sensation Davido’s “If” plays in the background.
— Auma Obama (@AumaObama) March 31, 2020
Auma Obama may be famous for her kinship but she is definitely more than just Barack Obama’s sister. She is a sociologist, community activist, and writer. She also has a non-profit organization helping orphans and young Kenyan people struggling with poverty.
The Doctor of Philosophy graduate from the University of Bayreuth married a British Man, Ian Manners, in 1996, and gave birth to 23-year-old Akinyi before divorcing her husband in 2000 and moving to Kenya in 2007 where she worked for an international charity organization, CARE International, before starting her own charity, Sauti Kuu Foundation.