On Saturday, January 7, Azimio la Umoja- One Kenya coalition Presidential candidate Raila Odinga turned 78 years.
Raila was born at the Anglican Church Missionary Society Hospital in Maseno, Kisumu District, Nyanza Province on 7 January 1945 to Mary Juma Odinga and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga.
Raila’s new milestone comes as the veteran politician faces speculation about his imminent retirement from active politics.
This further comes at a time when numerous questions on whether he’s too old to serve to mount a contest in a presidential contest.
In a sweat birthday message, political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi termed Raila as a revolutionist saying that revolutionaries have no expiry date.
While quoting a Nigerian proverb, the analyst encouraged Raila not to give up on his quest for presidency saying ‘2027 is only four years away.’
“Happy Birthday Raila Odinga. Remember: Revolutionaries have no expiry date. “With perseverance, a niddle can dig a well” (Nigerian Proverb). 2027 is only four years away,” Mutahi Ngunyi said.
On his part, the former Prime Minister insists that he is yet to bow out saying he is working on revamping the ODM party in preparation for the next election.
Raila, on Friday, January 6, asserted that he would retire at his will, and did not require anyone to dictate when to leave the political scene.
“They’re saying they want to take me to Bondo but I know the way to Bondo, if I want to go there, I will not need any help from Ruto, Kenyans have said Baba should continue,” Raila said.