Silas Jakakimba, a former aide to ODM party leader Raila Odinga, has called out the opposition chief's daughter Winny Odinga for allegedly insulting him.
In a tweet on Sunday night, the lawyer lamented that Winnie hurled insults at him for allegedly betraying Raila over his recent photo with President William Ruto, the former Prime Minister's main challenger in the last presidential election.
Apparently, the last-born daughter of Raila was irritated by the photo Jakakimba had taken with Ruto during the President's recent tour of Homa Bay county and which he now uses as his cover photo on Twitter.
"Winnie Odinga used F’Word on me last night for what she terms betrayal in lieu of my cover photo," Jakakimba wrote.
He said Winnie should learn to respect people, especially those who have stood with his father through thick and thin in his political career.
"What she fails to appreciate: We respect Jakom (Raila) -done half the Yrs of my Life and him & if she cares to know, we’ve had to hard-furnace via invisible sacrifices to that cadre of loyalty," he added.
"It is imperative moving forward that Winnie learns to respect people for who they are - if not least, for what they’ve been in a long journey of several lows and countable highs, for love of Country."
WINNIE ODINGA used F’Word on me last night for what she terms betrayal in lieu of my Cover Photo.What she FAILS to appreciate:We respect JAKOM-done HALF the Yrs of my Life arnd him& if she CARES to know,we’ve had to hard-furnace via INVISIBLE Sacrifices to that Cadre of LOYALTY.— Silas Chepkeres Jakakimba (@silasjakakimba) March 12, 2023
Jakakimba served as a personal assistant to Raila when he served as Kenya's Prime Minister between 2008 and 2013.
He remained in the Raila Odinga Secretariat until October last year when he was poached by Homa Bay Governor Gladys Wanga to be the county's Legal Affairs Advisor.
Notably, he had expressed interest in the Lang'ata Parliamentary seat before pulling out at the last minute, citing "emerging issues".
“Due to emerging and critical issues, assignments in the past several months, I've had to skip on my earlier intention to stand for elective public office," he said.
"…Including the Lang'ata Parliamentary seat - where I will offer all the support to whoever emerges as the Change Movement's candidate."
The seat was won by comedian Felix Odiwuor alias Jalang'o of ODM.