Winnie Odinga and Raila Jr celebrates mum's birthday

Ida Odinga turned 72 years today August 24.

• Winnie Odinga celebrates her mum as a strong woman during her 72nd birthday.

• Her husband Raila Odinga also penned a heartwarming message to his wife to celebrate her big day.

Ida Odinga with her lastborn daughter Winnie Odinga
Ida Odinga with her lastborn daughter Winnie Odinga
Image: courtesy

Ida Odinga is celebrating her birthday today.

She turned 72 years today August 24.

While she has been showered with praise and great messages by her family and friends, her daughter Winnie also shared a beautiful message to her mum.

Winnie described her mum as a strong woman.

She said her mum is a powerful woman who raised her to be a stronger woman.

"There are not enough words to describe just how important my Mother is to me and how powerful her influence continues to be. I am a strong woman because a STRONGER woman raised me. Happy birthday Mom!"

Ida's son Raila Junior also penned how grateful he was to his mum.

"I am so blessed to have a woman like you in my life. You have shown me great love and tenderness throughout the years and I greatly appreciate you for that."

Her husband Raila Odinga also penned a heartwarming message to his wife to celebrate her big day.

On his social media, Raila Odinga shared a photo of their wedding day.

The never before seen picture captured the hearts of their fans who remarked how in love they looked.

"On each of your birthdays like today, I reflect on how you are by far the best thing that ever happened to me. Your strength, resilience, wisdom, and prayers have brought our family this far. Happy Birthday my dear Ida Betty."

Singer Akothee also described Ida as a mum who has touched many hearts.

She wished to be strong like Ida.

"Today being your big day ,I want to take the opportunity to celebrate you in a big way. Mum you mean Soo much to the world ,you inspire build and motivate . You have touched many hearts with or without knowing. So many people look up to you , personally I want to be The woman you have become. A woman who is never brothered or shaken by challenges, I would want to learn how you built patience Mum. If A role model was a Jewel, then I would wear you on my neck on a daily basis. I have learnt ,patience , resilience , Wisdom, and what strength of A woman is . Continue Serving The Lord and The world at large. We love you mama , DR Betty Ida Odinga. GENERAL."

Nairobi Women Rep Esther Passaris prayed that God will take control over everything Ida was going through.

"I know you're probably going through a lot right now, but I want you to know that God is in control and everything will be okay. And as long as we have life to fight another day, then we have the biggest blessing that we can get beyond everything else. So just continue staying strong and continue being the support that you've always been to Baba. The country is behind you. I love you so much. God bless."

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