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Ida Odinga, Kenya’s Next ‘First Lady’, Woman Raila Calls ‘Love of My Life’

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Ida Odinga is a Kenyan businesswoman, activist, and educator well-known as the wife of Raila Odinga, the former Prime Minister of Kenya. In 2010, The Standard named Odinga, who was one of the first women to head a major Kenyan company, as one of the top the most powerful women in Kenya in 2010.


Ida Odinga Age and Birthday


Ida is 72 years old. She was born as Ida Anyango Oyoo on 24 August 1950, in Migori, Kenya. She celebrates her birthday on August 24 every year and her birth sign is Virgo.

Ida Odinga Height and Weight


Ida stands at an average height and has moderate weight. She appears to be quite tall in stature of her photos, relative to her surroundings, which are anything to go by. However, details regarding her actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.

Ida Odinga Early Life and Education


Ida attended the University of Nairobi where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1974 when she was 24 years old. While attending the University of Nairobi, she met her future husband, Raila Odinga, who was an employee of the university’s Department of Engineering at the time.

Ida Odinga Family

Ida Odinga Parents


Ida is the daughter of Rose Ayuya and Nehemiah Oyo.

Ida Odinga Siblings


Ida was born and raised by her parents in Kenya. Our efforts to find out more about her family came to no avail as no such information is publicly available. It is also not known if she has any siblings. We will update this section once this information is available.

Ida Odinga Husband-Raila Odinga


Ida met her future husband Raila Odinga while she was a student at the University of Nairobi. He was an employee of the university’s Department of Engineering at the time. Together they have four children, the late Fidel Castro (2015), Rosemary Akeyo, Raila Junior and Winnie Irmgard.

Ida Odinga Children

Fidel Odinga


Fidel Odinga was a businessman and a solid pillar in his father’s political endeavors. He is survived by his widow, Lwam Odinga, and their son, Allay Raila Odinga on 4 January 2015, Karen.

Ida Odinga Rosemaey Odinga


Rosemary Odinga is a passionate educationist serving as the Director of the Raila Odinga Center. This institution is dedicated to improving education standards across the country with its main program operating out of Kibera slums in Nairobi. Rosemary has interests in snail farming and is a mother to two beautiful girls, Saphie and Senayi.


Raila Odinga Jr, his father’s namesake, is a businessman with varied interests from energy to entertainment. He is married to Yvonne Kibukosya.

Winnie Odinga


Winnie serves as the Director of Green Outreach Foundation Africa, an initiative centered around renewable energy to meet the emerging demands of the modern day world. She is also a professional photographer.

Ida Odinga Net Worth


Ida’s net worth is publicly not available. Her primary source of income is her career as a businesswoman and educator. Through her various sources of income, we believe that Ida has been able to accumulate a good net worth but prefers to keep it private.

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