Winnie Odinga Mocks Mudavadi's Book About Raila

  • Winnie Odinga and ODM Leader Raila Odinga File
  • Winnie Odinga, daughter to ODM leader and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga took to Twitter on Thursday, December 5, to ridicule ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi on his recently released autobiography Soaring Above: The Storms of Passion.

    Winnie stated that in the recent past, her father, Raila Odinga, was at the center of everyone's conversation and some could not help but write books about him.

    "Everyone is writing a book about Raila. Raila has written a book about Raila. Raila has written another book about Raila. Others have written more books about Raila. I'm about to make a movie about Raila," Winnie tweeted.

    ODM Leader Raila Odinga and ANC Leader Musalia Mudavadi at the Bukhungu stadium, Kakamega County in 2016.
    ODM leader Raila Odinga and ANC Leader Musalia Mudavadi at the Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega County in 2016.

    Her message was preceded by a series of retweets of other Kenyans online and their views on the book by Mudavadi, especially those who criticised the ANC leader.

    Most notable of the retweets was one by Odinga's personal assistant, Dennis Onyango, who mocked Mudavadi by stating that there was nothing he found worth writing about his own political achievements.

    "It’s day two of serialisation of what’s supposedly Musalia’s biography and it’s all about Raila Odinga. It happens when all your life you played safe, never stood for anything, never suffered and never sacrificed. You just don’t have a story about yourself," he tweeted.

    Winnie's reaction followed the revelations by Mudavadi pertaining to the political antics and maneuvres of Raila which made headlines on local dailies.

    In Mudavadi's book, Raila comes out as deceitful in his political endeavors yet susceptible to similar games against him; blind to immediate concerns yet astute in rallying people around him, and prone to sudden pronouncements yet focused on the bigger picture, often with him at the center, a review published by The Standard reads.

    Winnie was Joined by a section of netizens who acknowledged Raila's political career and his significance in Kenya's political arena.

    "As for me and my family I will sum up Raila in simple terms, we are blessed to have Raila Odinga, I'm lucky to have lived in the same era when he was alive, one day I will tell my grandchildren about this man Raila," one Vinny Radak remarked.

     Moses Wetangula,Raila Odinga,Musalia Mudavadi and Kalonzo Musyoka at the bomas of Kenya October 3,2017.
    From Left: Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetangula, Kalonzo Musyoka (gesturing), and Raila Odinga at the Bomas of Kenya on October 3, 2017.

    "Raila is an Enigma to many, hence all these excitements. Even local media will close if nothing touching on Raila is available, not to mention the anguish most of our so-called heavyweight politicians would suffer," another stated.