- The vice president-elect of the United States, Kamala Harris, has paid glowing tribute to her late mum, Shyamala Gopalan Harris
- Kamala said it is because of her mum she was raised in a community where she was taught how to see a world beyond herself
- Shyamala came to the US from India, while her husband, Donald Harris, came from Jamaica
Kamala Harris, the United States vice president-elect, has taken to social media to share emotional post about her mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris.
Paying tribute to her mum on her Instagram page, Kamala said Shyamala was one of the few women of colour to have a position as a scientist at the University of California, Berkeley.
She described her mother as someone who was five feet tall, saying anyone who saw her would think she was seven feet tall.
The vice president-elect shared childhood photos of herself and her sister in which her mum featured.
Kamala said because of her mum she was raised in a community where she and others were taught to see a world beyond just themselves.
While Kamala's mother came to the US from India, her father came from Jamaica. The couple came to the North American country in pursuit of a dream.
The vice president-elect said her mother would always tell her not to sit around and complain about things instead of doing something.
Kamala added that she has tried to follow that advice every day of her life and live by the example her mother set.
In other news, Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that that the US vice president-elect Kamala Harris may have her ancestral root in Nigeria, saying the 56-year-old former senator has "some Nigerian DNA."
The former president made this disclosure in his congratulatory message to the newly-elected president and vice president of the United States of America, Joe Biden and Harris.
The former president said Harris' lineage may be that of the Nigerian ‘slaves’ taken to the Caribbean from Africa during the slave trade and colonial age.
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