Photos: Raila Odinga Celebrates 75th Birthday in Style

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Photos: Raila Odinga Celebrates 75th Birthday in Style

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party leader Raila Odinga celebrated his 75th birthday on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Congratulatory messages began streaming in early in the morning from his colleagues in the political arena, ODM supporters and regular Kenyans.

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“On this day, I thank God for the gift of life thus far. Wishing greater things to our country and our people,” Raila wrote as he shared images of himself marking the occasion.

ODM leader Raila Odinga and his wife Ida Odinga celebrate his 75th birthday
ODM leader Raila Odinga and his wife Ida celebrate his 75th birthday on January 7, 2020

Alongside his wife, Ida Odinga, and two of his grandchildren, a beaming Raila posed with a specially baked cake which featured a Kenyan flag, the opposition stalwart’s name and his age.

Odinga shared cake-cutting duties with his grandchildren as netizens took to social media to wish him a happy birthday.

‘#HappyBirthdayBaba’, referencing one of Raila’s popular monikers, was the top trend in Kenya on Tuesday morning.

“Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!” wrote media personality Tony Gachoka.

” Happy Birthday Baba Raila Odinga, may you live long to see the fruits of years of your toil and labour for this country,” posted ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna.

“Dear H.E Raila Odinga. I’m humbled to call you my friend. Kenya can’t repay the sacrifices you’ve done for her. We are your foot soldiers and we’ll go where you send us. We are full of joy,” lawyer Donald Kipkorir shared.

As he turns 75, Raila remains active on the political front and is currently out to popularize the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report. The initiative was borne out of his March 9, 2018 handshake with foe-turned-friend President Uhuru Kenyatta following the disputed elections in 2017.

Raila Odinga cuts his birthday cake with his grandchildren
Raila Odinga cuts his birthday cake with his grandchildren

By MARTIN SIELE

Source-kenyans.co.ke

 

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