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Obama`s stepmother granted British citizenship

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 23:03

London: Kezia Obama, stepmother to US President Barack Obama, has been granted British citizenship after living in the country for nearly 10 years.

The 68-year-old Kenya-born woman, who was once married to Barack Obama`s late father, Barack Obama Sr., was presented with her certificate of citizenship by Chris Turrell, the mayor of Bracknell, Berkshire, the Telegraph reported Tuesday.

Kezia Obama lives in a bungalow in the county and is a regular at the town`s Point Bingo hall.

"I am so happy, because I have been waiting for it for a long time. I am so proud," said Kezia, a grandmother of 13 children.

Kezia, who was a guest at Barack Obama`s inauguration in 2009, said she loves Bracknell, where she lives close to her son-in-law and his family.

"I like the people here. People here are very, very good people. I feel very settled. I like the town and the people," she said.

She said she has no doubts that Barack Obama will return to a second term in office. "He is going to get back in as president," she said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 23:03

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