Ida Odinga Seeks Kenyans' Help to Raise Ksh300M

  • ODM leader Raila Odinga and his wife Mama Ida Odinga in an undated photo.
    ODM leader Raila Odinga and his wife Mama Ida Odinga in an undated photo.
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  • Update: Mama Ida Odinga reportedly raised over Ksh 120 million in the fundraiser with President Uhuru Kenyatta contributing Ksh 6 million.

    A number of legislators attended the fundraiser and some raised over Ksh 500,000 each.

    Raila Odinga and several government officials were also in attendance. 


    Mama Ida Odinga has reached out to Kenyans, seeking help to raise over Ksh 300 million which she hopes will aid to secure her legacy as a lifetime teacher, career and life coach and enthusiast of the girl child.

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    From right: Winnie Odinga, Raila Junior, Ida Odinga, Rosemary Odinga, Oburu Odinga and Raila Odinga at the fundraiser on Friday, August 28, 2020
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    Raila Odinga's wife organised a fundraiser ceremony scheduled for Friday, August 28. 

    Proceeds from the fundraiser will be channelled towards the construction of Mama Ida Library and Resource Centre at Ogande Girls High School in Homa Bay County. 

    "The event will be both virtual and physical and details fo the fundraising are available on Mama Ida's website (idaodinga.co.ke)," a notice of the event reads.

    The event will be held at Library buildings at Ogande Girls High School, from 2 pm to 6 pm.

    Friends, corporates and well-wishers in Kenya can support the project through local banks and a pay bill account number.

    Those in the diaspora community can also support the proposed project through a given account number.

    Mama Ida studied and taught at the school before she was transferred to teach at the Kenya High School.

    "While this resource centre will be physically domiciled at Ogande Girls and meant to inspire excellence among girls from the school and Nyanza region, I foresee it as a much larger dream. 

    "A shared resource with the larger community that goes beyond the brick and mortar that is the Library, to beyond or more than just books," she described the project. 

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    Raila Odinga (left) dances with wife Mama Ida Odinga at her fundraiser on Friday, August 28, 2020
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    Artist's impression of the Dr Ida Odinga Library Research Innovation and Resource Centre
    Artist's impression of the Dr Ida Odinga Library Research Innovation and Resource Centre
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