The Orange Democratic Movement party leader Raila Odinga’s wife,Mrs Ida Odinga, has finally opened up about her relationship with Rachel Ruto the wife of Deputy President William Ruto.
Speaking to Nation Africa on Wednesday 10th November 2021, Ida stated that he relationship with Rachel at the moment was strained and uncomfortable.
She noted that, despite her being easy with the first lady Margaret Kenyatta, the current political wave has reserved her friendship with Rachel. Adding that, despite being cordial friend with Rachel they don’t meet often like before.
“With Margaret, we are easy but for Rachel, I know with the current political situation, she may not be comfortable but what Kenyans should know is that politics is not enmity.
“In fact, we are friends although we don’t meet often. But I need not ask for permission from anyone to meet anybody.
“There are certain decisions that I can also make. If I need consultation, I’ll consult, but there are certain decisions I can make as a human being.” Ida told Nation Africa.
She, however, clarified that the former prime minister does not direct her on whom to mingle with in political arena.
“I don’t ask for permission to meet anybody. I’m a senior citizen. I’m not mzee’s little child (smiles). There are certain decisions that I can also make. If I need consultation, I’ll consult, but there are certain decisions I can make as a human being,” Ida pointed out.
Mama Ida further said that, her relationship with Rachel was much strong and closer that one of the first lady and even Ngina Kenyatta’s.
“I tend to know Rachel Ruto a little bit more than all the others because when we were still in ODM we interacted a lot and we did a lot of campaigns together but even after that, we’ve met for a cup of tea a couple of times,” she stated.