Azimio la Umoja- One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga celebrates his 78th birthday today.
Raila’s new milestone comes as the former prime minister faces speculation about his imminent retirement from active politics and numerous questions on whether he’s too old to serve and/or mount a contest in a presidential run.
However, Odinga, for his part, maintains that he is yet to bow out saying he is working on revamping the ODM party in preparation for the next election.
Raila would be an unprecedented 82 years old by the start of his first term if he were to run and win the 2027 presidential election.
Here are some of the beautiful birthday messages to Raila shared by politicians and netizens as sampled by K24-Digital.
Interestingly, Raila Odinga shares his birth date with several other newsmakers including Citizen TV news anchor Jeff Koinange (57), his former colleague Julie Gichuru(49) and Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga who turns 65 years old.
Happy Birthday BABA.
We love you.
May you live to blow many more candles.
We are proud to be associated with you. pic.twitter.com/cNaVAmD66i— The ODM Party (@TheODMparty) January 7, 2023
The enigma, @RailaOdinga Happy Birthday your Excellency. pic.twitter.com/tkpfVtO18c— Millicent Omanga (@MillicentOmanga) January 7, 2023
Baba, Rt Hon @RailaOdinga, we thank you for your contributions to constitutionalism, devolution, and the fight for a better Kenya and better lives for all Kenyans.
Many of us have been and will continue to be inspired by you. #HbdBabaWeLoveYou pic.twitter.com/nOTjptGmNv— Gladys Wanga, CBS (@gladyswanga) January 7, 2023
Thank you for living your life in a way that makes every day worth celebrating. Happiest of birthdays BABA. pic.twitter.com/pVPqEZ1RRf— Babu Owino (@HEBabuOwino) January 7, 2023
Today, Raila Odinga turns 78 years since the day he was Born
May the good Lord continue to give you the courage and strength you require to continue performing your role as outstandingly as you do
Many Happy Returns of the day to a selfless and visionary leader#HbdBabaWeLoveYou pic.twitter.com/C37cmXtng4— Violet (@ViolettAzimio) January 7, 2023