The family of Mama Sarah Obama has announced that it will no longer receive international guests until further notice in the wake of the coronavirus.

According to their spokesman Sayid Obama, the ban on visits to the home was imposed a week ago.

The family of former US President Barack Obama has been receiving visitors from across the globe at their K'Ogelo home for the last 15 years.

Meanwhile, most schools in Siaya began sending students home on Tuesday.

Nyamira Girls and Ramba Boys are some of the schools that closed on Tuesday. Chianda High Scholl will be closed Wednesday.