Ida Odinga Makes Surprise Visit to Ailing Boy

  • Mama Ida odinga poses for a photo with a child at the Ovi Children Hospital in October 2021.
    Mama Ida odinga poses for a photo with a child at the Ovi Children Hospital in October 2021.
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  • Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga's wife, Ida Odinga, made a surprise visit to an ailing child, at Ovi Children's Hospital in Migori County.

    Ida narrated that she had learnt of the 11-year-old's skin condition through a radio station and decided to make the visit. 

    During her visit, the former prime minister's wife acknowledged that the child was recuperating well since his admission to the hospital two months ago.

    Mama Ida odinga poses for a photo with a child at the Ovi Children Hospital in October 2021.
    Mama Ida odinga poses for a photo with a child at the Ovi Children Hospital in October 2021.
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    "I came to learn about the boy's condition from the media. He is suffering from a skin disease but is improving following the treatment he had been offered by the hospital," Ida stated.

    The children's skin specialist at Ovi Children's Hospital stated that the ailing boy's condition was manageable but only with the right medication.

    "He has a very rare skin condition that has affected him since he was six months of age. The condition is genetic and may not have a very promising cure," the doctor stated.

    The boy's mother, Florence Akoth, appealed to well wishers to assist with funds for treatment so that he can go back to school.

    Ida recognized that the hospital was home to many children of various ages who had different conditions.

    "When I was coming, I did not know that I would get so many children but I have to say that the specialists are doing a good job," she added.

    The hospital's mission is to transform the health, happiness, and security of vulnerable children.

    "Everything we do is for the love of children and our desire for them to live healthy, happy, secure lives," reads an excerpt of their statement on their website.

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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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