What Mama IDA ODINGA had ordered in State House if RAILA became President...
Two weeks before the March 4th
general election, a familiar face visited the Office of the President at
Harambee Avenue, Nairobi, requesting a talk with State House comptroller
Zachary Muburi Thuita.
After a small wait at the
reception of the heavily guarded office, Reece officers who were guarding the
place realised that the woman whom they didn’t recognize was the wife of Prime
Minister Raila Odinga, Mama Ida Odinga. Mama Ida was waiting for State House comptroller
After requesting the details of
the conversations between Mama Ida and Muburi Thuita, one of the security
officer who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Mama Ida came to give
instructions on what she wanted State House to be like when Prime Minister
Raila Odinga assumes the Presidency.
Ida said she wanted brand new
furniture for all the rooms in State House. She said she had ordered a few from
France and Slovakia.
On issue of bedrooms, Mama Ida
said she wanted a change of all mattress and bed sheets in all rooms, so that
she can get rid of former Presidents’ ghosts. She said she had ordered bedroom
accessories from China and US.
The officer also said the PM’s
wife also ordered all kitchen accessories to be auctioned after President
Kibaki’s exit, to get rid of cockroaches which she said had invaded State House
Finally, she said she wanted
all State House staff to wear uniform so that she can be able to recognise them
when she assumes the role of a First Lady!