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Meet The Village Girl Who Was Adopted By Ida Odinga When She Was Uneducated, Now She's A Journalist

Her name is Millicent Dorothy Kajimba. This is the girl who cherishes Ida Odinga, former prime minister Raila Odinga's lovely wife for coming into her life and transforming it to higher levels. In an interview, Milly narrated that she was once an uneducated village girl who used to mentor young girls in her church. She also served as an usher and one day when Raila and Ida had come to a prayer service in their church, Ida noticed her and called her wanting to know more about her.

Milly told Ida her life story that touched Ida and Ida decided to ask her father whether he could accept her to take Millicent for mentorship. Milly's father accepted but on a condition that Ida should educate his daughter. Ida accepted to educate her and later Milly would help her family and the society.

Kajimba was then taken to Nairobi by the late Saitoti's bodyguard, Orwa Ojode where she went to stay with Ida. Ida took her to the now Technical University of Kenya where she pursued a diploma in journalism and public relations and graduated. After that, she got an internship at KTN after recording a viral clip of Raila rejecting to be covered by policemen sent from statehouse. The video caught attention in the media industry and that's how her career began.

Ida Odinga is known for mentoring young girls especially in schools and she used to go with Kajimba who was also given an opportunity to tell her story and motivate other girls. Additionally, Millicent was made a journalist at the office of Raila Odinga. Well done Ida for the good work.i

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