Millie Odhiambo is one of the few Kenyan female politicians who is very vocal and forthright in her opinions. This trait has often seen her land many enemies but it has also drawn just as many admirers.
That she is a heroine to many women should not be taken for granted. This fact was recently proven when she shared a heartfelt message on the taboo subject of childlessness.
The MP said the women, unlike most people, used social media wisely and reached out to her to discuss a very important topic, issues with barrenness.
Odhiambo also used the chance to laud the women, saying they encouraged her to launch a law in Parliament on Assisted Reproduction.
She wrote in part. :
”Some women got in touch with me on being childless ( because am one, they thought I would be empathetic). Up until then, I was not going to bring a law on Assisted Reproduction. I was touched by how women are very affected.”
”My childlessness does not affect me that much. God gave me a special ability to love children who are not mine. So I brought the law courtesy of their intervention. ( I am however toying with the idea of having a child when am 53 or 55. Sara did it at 100 anyway).”
Wee! At 53!! I leave this quote on by Colin Powell about dreams: