Ida Odinga, the wife of opposition Leader Raila odinga has penned an emotional tribute to celebrate his late son Fidel Odinga, nine years after his death.
In her message, Idah eulogized her late son describing him as a son who was caring, loving, kind and always happy.
She said that she missed him dearly and always knew that he would grow up to protect her and her family.
Additionally, Ida wrote that she had struggled to accept the death of his son but had learnt with years that maybe he had lived the years he ought to because he lived right.
Fidel was born in 1973 and passed away in January 2015. He was found dead in his bed.
Fidel Odinga was the firstborn son of Ida Odinga and Raila Odinga.
“It is 9 today! Unbelievably fast! But that was always you, my Son Fidel Castro Makarios Odhiambo Odinga. From the first day I carried you, to the many months you spent on my laps as a baby, you always wanted to be your own man, so you could protect us,” she wrote.
“Nine years later, I have struggled to accept something that these years without you have taught me. That perhaps, you may have just lived enough because you lived so right. Your passing away, no doubt, shook me and shook us. Nothing in this world, will ever be able to replace your presence around us,” the message read in part.
Ida Shares Memories About Fidel
Fidel, who was 41 when he passed on, is remembered by his mother for his affectionate smiles and the wonderful praises he showered her with.
Also, Ida wrote that her family continued to remember the life Fidel lived and the joy he continuously brought into their lives.
“We haven’t exhausted your account of affectionate smiles. We haven’t withdrawn even half of the sweet names you called us, the wonderful praises you showered us. And with a motherly pride, I don’t think I will ever exhaust the “Mommy” names you called me.
“So, as you turn 9 as the son I lost, I know you are always here with us. And we are with you. You live in us everyday and we have continued to enjoy and practice your joy, love and kindness the way you taught us,” she added.