ODM Leader Raila Odinga’s wife Mama Ida Odinga has opened up on her relationship with Deputy President William Ruto’s wife, Mama Rachael Ruto.
Speaking during an interview with Nation, Ida noted that they are friends despite their political standpoints adding that owing to their political affiliations, they do not meet or talk often.
She, however, noted that she talks and consults with First Lady Margaret Kenyatta often.
“With Margaret, we’re 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
“Even with Rachel we would be easy, but I know it won’t be easy for her. The spouse may not allow her to engage me for obvious political reasons. He may not like it,” Ida said.
As to whether she needs permission before meeting with Rachael who is on the other political side, Ida noted that she is an adult and has the right to make her own decisions.
“I don’t ask for permission to meet anybody. I’m a senior citizen. I’m not mzee’s little child. 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,” she said.
Ida and Rachael were close during the 2007 campaign period when their husbands were on the same team.
However, after the fallout between Odinga and Ruto, their friendship reportedly took a hit.
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