Winnie Odinga, the final child of Raila Odinga and Fidel Odinga's sister, has talked up about the loss of her older brother, who died in 2015.
Winnie revealed on the Iko Nini podcast that the loss of Fidel was difficult for her to come to terms with, and that it still isn't.
Winnie has a picture of her brother Fidel hanging in her office, and she frequently talks about how much she misses him.
That which you can't get rid of just becomes a part of your daily routine. When some people are playing with me, it can be difficult. In other words, if my brother were here, you'd be in big trouble. Winnie, though, acknowledged that losing a sibling is a painful experience.
The 32-year-old adds that some days she's fine, while other days she's downright depressed.
"The grieving process is unique to each individual. Be honest with yourself about your feelings and don't pretend they don't exist. The only way out is to go through it.
Winnie describes how she was unable to express her sorrow until after Fidel had been laid to rest before she finally broke down and wept.
He died and I didn't shed a tear." Just as when we were burying him, my eyes welled up with tears of grief. You don't feel it until after the body has been placed in the casket and you are alone with your loved ones that the funeral procedure is complete. "That's when people get depressed," she explained.
Winnie claims that Fidel's funeral in Luo Nyanza had its share of drama.
'That coffin was being carried like a gunia...being shifted around. However, before we sealed the coffin, I handed him a memento."
With the support of her sister, she was able to enter into therapy after falling into a deep depression. Winnie now sees three different therapists.
When it comes to my other two, I don't share anything with them." I'll discuss relationships with one person, father concerns with the other... as a result, not everyone is up to speed on everything."
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