Little is know about the late Fidel Odinga’s secret lover who bore his twins – a boy and a girl.
She was named as Phoebe Akinyi Gweno, in a lawsuit filed by Fidel’s mum, Ida Odinga seeking that her babies be taken care off.
Here are the things you did not know about Akinyi
Akinyi has been managing a forex Bureau at Adams Arcade and sometimes at Warwick Centre in Gigiri.
the late Fidel was one of her frequent customers at the forex bureau.
“We do not know if Fidel actually had a relationship with Akinyi and whether the twins are actually Fidel’s,” Akinyi’s colleague at the Forex Bureau said.
In as much as she is now in the limelight for birthing twins said to have been sired by Fidel Odinga, in the request filed in the High Court under a certificate of urgency, Akinyi asserts that she is the biological mother of the twins – a girl and a boy — but the birth certificates do not identify the father.
Akinyi will be a party to the case to protect the interests of the minors who together with herself stand to suffer “irreparably” if the court denies her the opportunity.
However, Lwam Bekelle, Fidel’s widow says, that should it be proved that the twins were Fidel’s biological children, she would include them in the list of beneficiaries.
On Monday, Justice Aggrey Muchelule asked for a DNA test on the twins to sort out the paternity dispute.