IN PHOTOS: Raila Odinga's Exclusive Birthday Party

  • ODM leader Raila Odinga during his birthday party on Thursday, January 7.
    ODM leader Raila Odinga during his birthday party on Thursday, January 7.
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  • ODM leader Raila Odinga turned 76 years old on Thursday, January 7, with Kenyans taking to social media to send him warm birthday wishes.

    According to ODM Director of Communications, Philip Etale, the former prime minister spent the better part of the day working in his office.

    He would, however, host a party at his Karen home where he invited a number of friends.

    Mama Ida Odinga, former Starehe MP Maina Kamanda and other guests pose for a photo during ODM leader Raila Odinga's birthday
    Mama Ida Odinga, former Starehe MP Maina Kamanda and other guests pose for a photo during ODM leader Raila Odinga's birthday.
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    Those in attendance included; Mama Ida Odinga, Baringo senator Gideon Moi, former Starehe MP Maina Kamanda, Kiambu Governor James Nyoro, Majority Leader of the National Assembly Amos Kimunya among others.

    Guests gathered around a table as they sang for the party leader as he cut the cake. In one of the photos, a girl is seen giving a piece of cake to the party leader.

    The hashtag #HappyBirthdayRaila was the top trending topic for the better part of Thursday with friends, fans and colleagues wishing him well.

    "To our Party Leader @RailaOdinga, we are proud to be a part of your special day. May you be blessed with many more. You are a wonderful leader to the world of yesterday, today and the future. We thank God for making you the type of person you are today," the party tweeted.

    "As you turn over a new leaf, may the Almighty continue to bless you with courage and wisdom. Happy Birthday Baba Raila Amollo Odinga," Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho stated.

    "To many happy returns my dear friend @RailaOdinga! You have exhibited uncommon wisdom, remarkable vision, and exemplary leadership. I wish you peace, good health and happiness," industrialist Chris Kirubi wrote.

    ODM leader Raila Odinga, Citizen TV news anchor Jeff Koinange, media personality Julie Gichuru, Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga and Thirdway Alliance Secretary General Fred Okang'o all celebrated their birthdays on January 7. 

    Invited guests during ODM leader Raila Odinga's birthday on Thursday, January 7.
    Invited guests during ODM leader Raila Odinga's birthday on Thursday, January 7.
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    Baringo senator Gideon Moi during ODM leader Raila Odinga's birthday party on January 7, 2021
    Baringo senator Gideon Moi during ODM leader Raila Odinga's birthday party on January 7, 2021
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