Two of Odinga’s blood sons got the influential EALA seats, Dr Oburu Odinga and Hon Mpuri Aburi.
It may all look like it was planned but truth be told, Dr Oburu Odinga is one of the finest minds in our country today. Armed with PhD in Economics and having worked in in government as a technocrat before he took over from his father as MP for Bondo, served in various influential committees of Parliament and also as assistant minister for Finance/Treasury Dr Oburu’s CV is longer than that of Jimna Mbaru a mare MBA and stock broker.
Now, the Odinga family have a special place in the Kenyan history, other than being steadfast in fighting for independence, the late Mzee Jaramogi was a pro poor person, he supported the real Mau Mau fighters after they were shortchanged by homeguards leading to his political blacklisting by Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and Mzee Moi.
Jaramogi was not a graber and that explains why his family doesnt own huge chunks of land in Nakuru/Rift Valley, in Meru/Nanyuki/Timau, Taita Taveta and beach front properties in Mombasa/Kwale/Kilifi or even in Muhoroni.
Now, Hon Mpuri Aburi is an Odinga by blood born to a Meru/Tigania mother , he is effectively half brother of Raila Odinga The People’s president. Hon Aburi despite his immense love for his brother Raila he chose to support uthamaki mainly becuase of fear of losing political relevancy locally in Meru.
We wish the Odinga brothers the very best and hope that their kids Winnie, Jaoko, Elijah and Junior will grow to be the best in this family trade.