Ida Odinga: My Husband is Kenya’s Best Bet in 2022 Elections

  • Ida Odinga threw her weight behind her husband Raila’s yet-to-be-announced presidential bid
  • Ida said Raila has great ideas for Kenya and being that she knows him more than anyone else, she knows she is Kenya’s best bet
  • The 71-year-old also said she has no idea what the ODM party leader’s big announcement on December 9 entails

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The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga’s wife Ida Odinga has given reasons why he is the best bet for Kenya in the 2022 elections.

Ida Odinga: My Husband is Kenya's Best Bet in 2022 Elections
Ida Odinga cited her husband’s good ideas as the reason he is the best bet for the country in 2022. Photo: Raila Odinga.

Ida’s husband is nonetheless yet to formally declare his candidature for the presidency though he is slated to give a big announcement on December 9, an announcement that Ida says is already making her anxious.

Speaking to the Daily Nation, the businesswoman cited the father of her children’s great ideas for the country, adding he has Kenya’s best interest at the core of his 2022 agenda.

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“I think he has good ideas for this nation compared to anybody else. I think it is because I know him better than anyone else. I don’t know what others think but to me, he is the best bet that Kenya can get,” she said.

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Unwavering support

Ida recounted that her husband went to detention just nine years after their marriage and stayed 10 years waiting for him to be released from prison.

“If I supported him in his absence, I can still support him in his presence,” she noted.

The 71-year-old also disputed the notion that she wields a lot of power in ODM and maintained she is only a member with equal rights as other members.

In regards to Raila’s announcement scheduled for December 9, Ida said she has no clue what her husband will say adding she is also anxious about it.

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Relationship with Rachel Ruto

In the same interview, Ida also divulged details about her relationship with the first and second lady.

With Margaret Kenyatta, she said they have a cordial relationship and they consult often but with Rachel Ruto, she painted a picture of a strained relationship.

“We would be easy, but I know it won’t be easy for her. The spouse (Ruto) may not allow her to engage with me for obvious political reasons. He may not like it,” she said.

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Source: Breaking News

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