On Monday morning, Orange Democratic Movement Party leader Raila Odinga showered his wife Ida Odinga with a sweet belated birthday message after turning 70. Taking to social media, Raila praised his wife for her role in bringing up the family and described her as a ‘witty and charming source of guidance.’
“Happy Birthday to my wife Ida, a witty and charming source of guidance, inspiration, and strength for our family. From the first time, I saw you my life changed immeasurably. We are grateful for your dynamic, adventurous spirit. May the Lord continue to bless your illustrious life!” Raila wrote.
The ODM Party leader’s message comes two days after a video of Ida dancing on her birthday surfaced. Joined by other leaders including Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and Wajir Woman Representative Fatuma Gedi, Ida was seen dancing to singer Akothee’s song ‘Give it to me.’
The birthday party took place at her residence in Karen, Nairobi, on August 22. Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, who took to Twitter to celebrate Ida, revealed that most people didn’t know the role she played for the country.
“Joined Rt. Hon Raila Odinga, family and other leaders in celebrating Mama Ida’s Birthday. Mama Ida Odinga you are Strong, Wise, graceful and selfless. Not many know or understand the critical role you play in this nation. God grant you many more fruitful years ahead, full laughter and love,” said Waiguru.
Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga wrote “Wishing the Mother of the Earth, Ida Odinga, all the very best as she celebrates her 70th birthday. You have mentored us and held our hands. May God bless you and keep you as you serve humanity!”