Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Obama’s receive honorary degrees

I was going through my facebook updates in the mornings and happen to have leaped in the Whitehouse photo of the day. Well that was President Obama and Sen. John Kerry but on the site I saw Obama receiving a honorary degree from University ofMichigan. This happened on 1/05/2010.

President Barack Obama receives an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, before delivering the commencement address to University of Michigan graduates, at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., May 1, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Well, that is NOT news (the guy has received a Nobel!). What was coincidental was that this week our papers have been splashed with pictures of Dr. Sarah Obama (Yes! Doctor Sarah Obama.) The grandma of President Barack Obama, Sarah Obama was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters by The Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) at a ceremony held on Monday 3/05/2010.
She was awarded this honor for her engaging in charity and for the passion to feed and educate the less fortunate in the society.

UN Nutrition Goodwill Ambassador Mama Sarah Obama 87, (right) receives a honorary Doctor of Letters Degree from Vice Chancellor Prof Dan Kaseje (left) during the fourth graduation ceremony of the university at Tom Mboya Labour college in Kisumu. She became Dr Sarah Hussein Obama after the honour. Photo/JACOB OWITI
A day after the graduation (Tuesday 4/05/2010) she hosted a party at her home in Kogelo, Siaya District. Two bulls, three sheep and four goats lost their lives.
What fascinated me is that in a span of a day a grandmother and a grandson get to an honorary degree.

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