Politicians' messages to Raila Odinga alias Baba on his 78th birthday

Baba is celebrated by many as a freedom fighter.

• Many have hailed Baba for dedicating his life to fighting for people's welfare.

Ida Odinga has asked politicians to stop making fun of her husband's loss.
Ida Odinga has asked politicians to stop making fun of her husband's loss.

 In case you didn't know Opposition leader Raila Odinga is today turning 78.

Raila Odinga 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.

His father served as the first Vice President of Kenya under President Jomo Kenyatta.

Raila is loved and hated in equal measure thanks to his political presence.

Different politicians have taken to social media to celebrate the veteran politician on his birthday.

Below are some of the messages.

Governor Gladys Wanga thanked Raila for fighting for Kenyans

"Baba, Rt Hon Raila Odinga, we thank you for your contributions to constitutionalism, devolution, and the fight for a better Kenya and better lives for all Kenyans. Many of us have been and will continue to be inspired by you. #HbdBabaWeLoveYou"

ODM Party celebrated baba for being a selfless leader

"To our Party Leader The Rt Hon Raila Odinga, we are proud to be a part of your special day. You remain the most wonderful leader to the world of yesterday, today, and the future. As millions celebrate your birthday today as a special gift to our beloved country, we ask Kenyans to remain focused on rebuilding a united Kenya. Happy Birthday Baba."

Babu Owino penned

"Thank you for living your life in a way that makes every day worth celebrating. Happiest of birthdays BABA."

Jalang'o was also not left behind in celebrating his mentor

"Happy birthday Jakom! May God continue shining His Grace on you! @railaodinga5th" He captioned.

MP Jalang'o wrote

"Happy birthday Jakom! May God continue shining His Grace on you! @RailaOdinga"

Rachel Tabitha said;

"Happy 78th birthday to Enigma, Agwambo, Jakom, JaBondo,the most respected man in Kenya & most Admired in Africa . Baba @RailaOdinga the 6th. Still too young to retire"

What birthday message do you have for Baba as he celebrates his big day?

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