Following the passing of her brother Fidel Odinga, ODM leader Raila Odinga's youngest daughter Winnie has reflected on the significant moments that have marked the course of her life.
Winnie expressed how much she misses her brother while participating in a discussion on the podcast titled "Iko Nini." She went on to remark that life has not been the same since he has been gone.
She surprised everyone when she admitted that she didn't cry right away after he passed away.
When we were finally putting him to rest, I suddenly burst into tears. "When there are a lot of people around, even the mourners, you just don't feel it," she explained.
"You won't feel it until after that body has gone in and you're just sitting there with your family," the doctor told me. When this happens, people fall into a depressive state.
Winnie shared that although the death of her brother was a devastating experience for not just her but also for the rest of her family, she has found a way to move on with her life.
"You don't get over it. "You just have to find a way to make it work for you," she explained.
"There are moments when it is difficult...when certain people are playing with me. And I am here to tell you that if my brother were present, you would have been finished."
She counseled folks who were experiencing pain to learn to endure it in order to avoid becoming depressed.
"There is no other way out than to go through it. You can't get out of it unless you first go through it."
Winnie admitted that she fell into a deep melancholy following Fidel's passing, which is what prompted her sister-in-law to suggest that she see a therapist.
On January 4, 2015, Fidel passed away from what is believed to have been food poisoning.
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