Rosemary Odinga Talks Uhuru-Raila Handshake, Bobi Wine, Political Comeback

August 23, 2018

Rosemary Odinga, the second born child of Raila and Ida Odinga made her first public appearance on Saturday since she was taken ill in February last year.

She was joined by friends and family as she celebrated her 41st birthday at the Deeps EA Horse Riding School in Kitusuru.

Speaking to the Star, Rosemary said: “My year has been great so far. I thank the Lord for all the blessings. My family and my friends have also been wonderful to me. I can’t really complain. I take a day at a time.”

On family, the mother of two said: “My daughters are my source of joy and strength. I am grateful to have them.”

Rosemary, who grew up in one of Kenya’s most powerful political families, admitted it is not always easy.

“Politics has been part of my life. It has its ups and downs. Good moments and trying times.” she said.

When asked about the handshake between her father and President Uhuru, Rosemary said: “I have not been active in politics for a while but I think any initiative that works to unite Kenyans and promote economic development is welcome.”

She also shared some words of advice to young aspiring politicians saying: “If you feel you have something to offer in terms of political leadership, go for it. Take the initiative and fight for what you believe in.”

When asked if is she considering a political comeback in the next general election, the former Kibra MP aspirant said: “There are more important things I am focused on right now. There is time for everything.”

Rosemary, like most East Africans, has joined Ugandans online in the #FreeBobiWine campaign and her message is: “I feel for him and his beautiful family. I join others in demanding his release.”

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