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No fanfare as Cord leader Raila turns 71

By HILARY KIMUYU

Cord leader Raila Odinga celebrated his 71st birthday on Thursday just days after he penned an emotional tribute to his late son Fidel Odinga who died on the morning of January 4, 2015 under unclear circumstances.

Mr Odinga, a veteran politician who came to the fore during Kanu’s repressive regime in the late 80s, was born on January 7, 1945 in Maseno, Kisumu to Oginga Odinga and Mary Juma. Oginga Odinga would later become Kenya’s first vice-president.

To mark the day, Mr Odinga’s daughter, Rosemary, took to social media to wish her father a happy birthday.

“Thanks for being the best history teacher I have ever had. Your the coolest!” she wrote.

MEDIA PERSONALITIES

BIRTHDAY PEOPLE: Cord leader Raila Odinga (left) and media personalities Jeff Koinange and Julie Gichuru who share a birthday.
BIRTHDAY PEOPLE: Cord leader Raila Odinga (left) and media personalities Jeff Koinange and Julie Gichuru who share a birthday.

Mr Odinga shares his birthday with renowned media personalities Jeff Koinange and Julie Gichuru.

Mr Koinange, who hosts the immensely popular Jeff Koinange Live show on KTN and Country Road on Nation FM, turned 50 while Ms Gichuru, previously of Citizen TV, turned 42.

Both media personalities took to social media to exchange birthday wishes.

“Happy Birthday to you as well, Sweetie… and to Baba too,” Mr Kionange wrote on his Twitter handle while Ms Gichuru posted a message that read, “Dear Father, Thank you for life, Thank you for love. Thank…

Nairobi News takes this opportunity to wish Raila, Jeff and Julie a happy birthday. May you all enjoy many more to come!