Rosemary Odinga Makes First Public Appearance in Kibera After Suffering Stroke

  • AU envoy Raila Odinga’s daughter, Rosemary, on Tuesday, narrated her experience with blindness after she suffered a mild stroke and was flown to South Africa for specialised treatment.

    The former Kibera Parliamentary Aspirant could be seen taking calculated steps with the assistance of other people amidst ululations from the crowd that was present.

    During the appearance at Raila Odinga Educational Center, she revealed how the surgery that had also cost her eyesight.

    "Since my operation and losing my sight, I am very happy that people are very welcoming and I think I am more confident in my new life and how to communicate and interact with people," she divulged

    Rosemary Odinga is assisted to walk during her first public appearance

    Leo sina sauti sana kama vile mumenizoea (Today, my voice is not as strong as you are used),” she also uttered her first words at the event.

    “I am getting more confident now on my new life after losing my sight during the surgery.” she also stated.

    Odinga suffered sudden mild stroke in February 2017 while at the height of her campaigns to become the Member of Parliament for Kibera Constituency.

    She was then flown to Nairobi Hospital for surgery but had to seek specialised treatment in South Africa.

    During the appearance after 21 months, she donated sewing machines to her constituents who are set to be trained on how to use them and get a certificate thereafter.

    “After this, they will get a certificate that will make them become employable and we are hoping that more and more people will join this program.” she continued.

    She, however, eventually dropped out of the candidature for the Kibera constituency seat due to her illness but she is back to carry on with her development projects in the constituency.

    Rosemary is the second born daughter of the former Prime Minister.

    Here is her video courtesy of KTN News: