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“My Dismissal From The Ministry Haunts Me To Date”- Mama Ida Odinga

Azimio La Umoja flagbearer Raila Odinga’s wife, Mama Ida Odinga has shared a photo that she took with her son Raila Junior and her then 5-month-old daughter,Winnie Odinga.

While at it she emotionally remembers what happened to her at the time.

Mama Ida Odinga, in the photo, said that at the time, her husband was in detention and she was also dismissed from the Ministry of Education.

She, the then Education Officer at the Ministry of Education had just visited the mothers of political detainees.

The mothers according to her were put up in the basement of The All Saints Cathedral after being chased away from the Freedom Corner.

What will follow would be her dismissal from the ministry after her photo was circulated on a local daily.

Here is the photo and the emotional caption, which she concluded with the Azimio la Umoja mantra #inawezekana.


This photo was taken in the year 1990 in Kileleshwa. By then Winnie chogo was about five months old and Raila Junior was 11 years,”

“Baba was then in detention. I was serving as an Educational Officer at the Ministry of Education at Jogoo House,”

“The memories that come to me today are of my dismissal from the ministry,”

She added:

“Back then I had gone to visit mothers of Political Prisoners and detainees who were put up in the basement of The All Saints’ Cathedral after being chased away from the Freedom Corner,”

“I remember so vividly that my visit led to my immediate dismissal from service after my picture was featured on the front page of a Local Daily Newspaper.

#inawezekana,”- Mama Ida wrote.

Many of her followers and netizens joined in consoling her, where a section assured her of her support stating that she has gone through a lot from dismissal to having to deal with stress, and now it’s her time to statehouse come August 9, 2022, after the polls.

Here are a few comments;

“Long live our incoming 5th 1st lady, we pray that the next event will be by great fighters of the country’s 2nd liberation, not looters of the 22nd century living in 🇰🇪 in the name KKA!”-

“From detention and dismissal to statehouse, baba the 5th,”-Muchui.

“It has been a long journey to the attainment of the ultimate price for Baba, on 9th Aug we’ll reward him with Presidency.

#Inawezekana,” – WangaiPeter.

“Because of standing with the oppressed,this is the year of your reward mama,”- MuthoniKimani.

“Strong first lady

From detention to statehouse will be your crowning

May God make it happen,”- EllenaWaGachomo.

“Kenyan’s will make you the mother of the nation in less than 50 days Ma’am, we will be saying a big thank you, trust us, Ma’am,”-Mutuku

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Azimio La Umoja Mama Ida Odinga Ministry of Education Raila Odinga Winnie Odinga


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