- Law practitioner Silas Chepkeres Jakakimba is a former advisor to seasoned politician Raila Odinga
- The lawyer opined that Kenyans should differentiate between Winnie Odinga and Charlene Ruto’s modus operandi in matters of politics and charity
- Winnie Odinga was recently elected as Kenya’s representative to the East Africa Legislative Assembly
- Charlene on the other hand has been attending high profile meetings within and outside the country after her father was sworn in
City lawyer Silas Jakakimba has come to the defense of Raila Odinga’s daughter Winnie Odinga’s popularity after it appeared Charlene was stealing the thunder from under her feet.
Winnie Odinga, Charlene Ruto popularity
Jakakimba took to Twitter to share his opinion on the comparison between the daughters of the fiercest political opponents Raila Odinga and president William Ruto.
He wrote in part:
“We can all praise Charlene without attempting to dim Winnie’s. I believe they are both doing great stuff in their respective and current spaces- Charity; Politics.”
See the post below:
Netizens reacted to the post and below are a sample of their comments on the Twitter post:
“@Winnie_Odinga and @charlruto can’t be compared at all, they have different personalities. From their activities, their goals and objectives are different. 48 Laws of power; the end justifies the means. The two have different goals; the end will justify the means.”
“Who said a hustler is not a rich man? Why is this so hard for Azimio fellas to understand this?”
“Winnie looks so entitled n in control like the world owes her. Charleen appears selfless and focused on real charity plus it’s like she was built for this. President Ruto raised his kids well; they make news for the right reasons.”
“You are right sir, the children of the rich or politicians shouldn’t be judged. Let them be.”
Winnie Odinga elected to EALA
On Friday, November 18, TUKO.co.ke reported that Raila Odinga’s daughter Winnie Odinga was jubilant after her election to the East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA.)
In a statement shared on Twitter following her election to EALA Thursday, November 17, Winnie expressed her gratitude for the win.
The communication expert dedicated the win to all the lives lost in the country’s political struggle, pointing out 49 lives lost when his father returned to the country in 2017.