POSTED: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 1:45pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 1:49pm
NATIONAL NEWS (CNN) — As President Barack Obama awaits his fate for the next four years in Chicago, his grandmother living in rural Kenya wished her grandson and the American people well on Election Day.
"I am grateful that the elections have arrived, I am wishing Barack Obama triumph of the elections," Sarah Obama told CNN's David McKenzie in Kenya. "And I wish well the people of America."
Asked about the race that appears to remain neck-in-neck as voters across the United States cast their Election Day ballots, "Mama Sarah" said, "I appreciate that it is a tough race, but I am praying to God that he will win, and I feel confident that he will win because he has worked hard.
Obama's grandmother also held prayers with local religious leaders in Kogelo for Obama to win and for the elections to go well.
Then-Illinois Sen. Obama visited his grandmother in 2006.
"He has not had time to come visit, probably he is so busy in America, but I am confident that he will find the time and visit soon."
-- CNN's Dana Davidsen contributed to this report.