- Auma Obama was longing for a new hair look and she thought restyling her locks was not enough so she decided to visit a barber
- She not only cut her thick locks but also died her new short hair blonde
- A photo of her new look shared on Twitter drew mixed reactions from her online fans
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Rita Auma Obama may be famous for her kinship but her thick hair that was pulled into rough locks has definitely been significant in her identity.
However, the sociologist, community activist and writer stirred mixed reactions on social media after she cut her locks and donned a new look.
Sharing photos of her new look on her Twitter handle, the sister to former US president Barack Obama said short hair would be her new normal.
"On a lighter note... went in for a haircut and came out looking like this! My new normal," tweeted Auma.
The founder of a non-profit organisation helping orphans and young Kenyans struggling with poverty did not only cut her locks but also died her new short hair blonde.
Well, Auma's fans differed on the new look with a number of them thinking the barber had not done her hair justice while others thought she looked amazing with the new look.
"Truth be told, it is a no-no but again you are the master of yourself, do as you please," wrote Robert Kibiwot.
"Oh NO! That barber needs an immediate arrest," wrote Abdinoor Ole Hussein.
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For others, they thought what mattered was that she loved her new look and was happy with it.
"Look at you rocking it! I love it. Your smile shows how much you love it too!" said Mara Menzies.
"Do not worry... It is called ageing gracefully. And you look 'organic' and amazing," said Chirosogonas Mc'Odhiambo.
Recently, the mother of one lit up the internet with a dance routine that featured her all-grown-up daughter.
The mother and daughter duo enjoyed each other's company as they danced the boredom away and enjoy alone time with each other.
The mum then asked her fans to join the train and make their own dance videos then share them with the world.
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"With so much bleakness out there, thought I would share one of the positive moments despite Covid-19. Quality time with my offspring. Please share yours," she wrote.
"She decided that we needed to post something positive and not just sad and angry," Auma added revealing it was her daughter who pushed her to post something positive.
A fearless defender of human rights, Auma has in recent days heavily criticised the brutality meted out on Kenyans by the police as a result of the nationwide curfew.
In other news, Barack Obama's brother Malik has said Barack Obama is the kind of person who wants to be worshipped.
The estranged older Obama said the former US president had abandoned his Kenyan family and became a snob and ruthless.
He said Barack Obama let his two aunts to live in abject poverty and one of them died in 2014 in pitiable conditions. The 62-year-old said the 44th US president was hesitant to raise money to ferry her body back home, claiming he was broke.
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