43 YEARS ON, RAILA AND IDA STILL THE PERFECT COUPLE

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Opposition leader Raila Odinga and his wife Ida Odinga enjoy a boat ride in Lake Victoria shortly before he addressed a press conference at Kiboko Bay in Kisumu on November 22, 2015. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI

Opposition leader Raila Odinga and his wife Ida Odinga. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI

Cord leader Raila Odinga and his wife mama Ida Odinga are celebrating their 43rd marriage anniversary.

On Thursday, the opposition leader took to social media to share his family’s happiness on the auspicious occasion.

Raila, 71, who has been married to mama Ida Odinga, a former high school teacher, for the past four decades, went ahead to post two photos of him and Ida – including a throwback – on his official Twitter page @RailaOdinga.

 THEN AND NOW: Cord leader Raila Odinga and his wife Ida Odinga in two photos from the past and present times of their 43-year-old marriage. PHOTO | COURTESYTHEN AND NOW: Cord leader Raila Odinga and his wife Ida Odinga in two photos from the past and present times of their 43-year-old marriage. PHOTO | COURTESY

Raila and Ida were blessed with four children, Fidel (now deceased), Rosemary, Raila Junior and Winnie.

Raila, who is eyeing a fourth stab at the presidency in next year’s General Election, has in the past consistently described Ida as the family’s “pillar”.

The Cord leader is also on record for singling out mama Ida’s efforts to bring up their children when he was detained on two separate occasions in the 1980s.

For his well-documented struggle for democracy, Raila, a son of Kenya’s first Vice President Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, is a key political figure in the country who commands a great following.

-nairobinews.nation.co.ke

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