Raila Odinga’s wife Ida has been rocking in elegant African dresses and other tailor-made outfits that have been perfectly fitting and giving her a whole new look.
Although she is 71 years old, Ida has been looking younger, bubblier, and rejuvenated than most of her peers.
Even from the screens, her skin appears flawless and tender. She often wears a charming smile whenever speaking in public, and has become an inspiration to many women across the country.
Ida’s voice is still powerful and commanding despite her advanced age. She speaks with conviction and inner passion and can be easily mistaken for a 30-year-old.
Ida still walks majestically and sometimes dances effortlessly to Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition party tunes during campaign rallies organized by women groups.
While many things could have contributed to the ageless and flawless looks that have made her appear younger than most of her age mates, money could be at the center of it all.
Ida has been enjoying a raft of benefits from the state as a former prime minister’s spouse and wields a lot of power and influence in Kenyan politics.
Although she had a lot of challenges raising her children in the 1980s and early 1990s when her husband was detained for an accumulative period of nine years, Ida’s life changed for the better when Raila made a breakthrough in politics in 1992 when he was elected MP for Langata constituency.
The rising political career of Raila and subsequent growth of family business empires have brought peace and tranquility to Ida’s life, making her healthier, younger, and bubblier after years of state harassment.
The family now owns several multi-million companies spread across the country and others internationally.
Some of the notable ones include the East Africa Spectre, Spectre International Ltd, and the Pan African Petroleum Company.
They also have multi-million homes in Karen, Mombasa, Siaya, and Kisumu.
But away from this, Ida also had a successful career as a teacher for over 30 years.
Upon graduating in 1974, she started teaching and made an impact in the lives of many young Kenyans who rose to be powerful leaders, such as former Bomet governor Laboso.
To a large extent, her life has been stable and characterized by money and power.
As August polls draw near, Ida is sitting pretty, her face and eyes beaming with rays of hope as she prays and hopes to be Kenya’s, next first lady.