Raila’s daughter who wants to vie in Kibera has shocked her Facebook fans by the level of arrogance. She asked those criticizing the father’s development record what difference they would have made had they been the MP for Kibera.
She suggested that what hard-working Jubilee Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru has done is to take over from where the father left. Most toilets in Kibera, she claims, were built by the father.
“How am I supposed to drop the Odinga tag as suggested by some of you? The Odinga blood runs deep in my veins and, surely, I’m proud to be my father’s daughter. Having said that, Kenyans should stop judging me by my father’s achievements. Does the child of an engineer automatically become an engineer? In politics, I wish to be seen and judged as Rosemary Odinga, not Rosemary the daughter to the Rt Hon Raila Odinga” she posted.
In another post, she claims it is the counting of votes that matter.
“It’s not the voting that’s democracy; it’s the counting. Kenya needs an elections commission that can release results which give a true picture of how the voting process really took place. We should rise above the sham elections witnessed in the past,” she said.
On political respect, she writes:
“Respect is a two way traffic flowing in both directions. I respect all Kenyans irrespective of their tribe, political affiliation, social status and cultural background. Personally, I habour no grudge against any Kenyan community. I respect everyone’s right to express their thoughts on social media. I have never spoken ill of any tribe. That notwithstanding, I have a Constitutional Right as a Kenyan citizen to express my thoughts just as much. What I find disturbing is the level to which Kenyans have taken tribalism; that when I pose querries of national importance to the President I’m immediately attacked by members of the Agikuyu community. If I happen to point out anything DP Ruto is not doing well I immediately get hammered by the Kalenjin. The good people of Kenya should desist from taking a tribal approach to matters of national interest. Sometimes, it pays to call a spade a spade and not a big spoon. I shall not shy away from faulting the government or any other leader where they need to be guided. Where they deserve to be praised, I’ll also compliment them in equal measure. Let’s engage each other constructively devoid of hatespeech and insults. Thank you”.