US President Obama’s aunt given Islamic burial in Kenya

Zeitun Onyango, US-based aunt of U.S. President Barack Obama, who died at a Boston rehabilitation center recently, was on Tuesday given an Islamic burial in her home country of Kenya.

Her body was washed and wrapped in accordance with Islamic tradition. Onyango was buried in the lakeside city hours after her body arrived from the U.S. earlier Tuesday.

There was tight security at the cemetery for fear that Ebel Mboya Okoko, a Christian man claiming he was Onyango’s husband, might try to disrupt the burial.

Okoko went to court last week demanding custody of Onyango and the right to bury her.

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