I am speechless. never before in my 26 years on God’s green Earth have I ever witnessed such savage bashing! Was it called for? I would go as far as to say not only was it uncalled for, it was wrong. First, a quick recap:
The immediate family of the late Fidel Odinga, a man who has been eulogized as being a man of the people stood to address the crowds. And what they had to say was simply savage!
First, Ruth Odinga, Spoke and told the nation that she never really did like Fidel’s first wife, Veronica Wanjiru Ng’ang’a. And her suspicions also stemmed from the fact that she “refused” to give Fidel a “successor”. According to her, she was always against the marriage and she was vindicated when Fidel indeed sought a divorce and then came and told her,
“You were right”
In the same breathe, Lwam was thanked for giving Fidel an heir. And if you think it ended there, it is didn’t. Oburu Odinga stood to talk and what he said at first seemed to mitigate any damage Ruth Odinga’s speech wrought but things took a turn for the worse. Starting off by asking people to understand that the family is emotional because they are grieving -then things went downhill…
oburu squarely placed the blame for a lack of heir being sired in Fidel’s 1st union at Wanjiru “Shiru”s” feet. And trust that the Kenyans on Twitter are already reacting:
Careless statement from RUTH ODINGA.
— Allan Thairo (@ThairoAllan) January 10, 2015
Ruth Odinga though! Should just have left out the Fidel 1st marriage issue aside for the sake. #RIPFidelCastro
— Stanley Davis (@4lifestan) January 10, 2015
— Underwood (@gachoki_karani) January 10, 2015
Oburu is that drunk uncle who says all the inappropriate things in family gatherings. We all have one.#FareWellFidel
— thitima thika thika (@ThitimaThika) January 10, 2015
— Mr. Korir Nafthaly (@naffs_korir) January 10, 2015
One Kenyan Undermines/Threatens They’re Jailed, But Another Confesses To Killing, And They’re Admitted To Mental Hospitals #FarewellFidel
— Michael Geormoe (@MiccqleOlili) January 10, 2015
Sooo… both Oburu and Ruth Odinga spoke disparagingly about Wanjiru?? Whats with that?
— Mwacha Mila (@KevinKagiri) January 10, 2015
Yawa! Ruth Odinga has spilled the ‘mtama’ kwa umati wa kuku, the first wife must be feeling crazy #RIPFidelOdinga
— steve goofy (@goofyfinger11) January 10, 2015