Winnie Odinga: I left home at 23 because I could not stand my parents style of parenting [Video]

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Winnie Odinga and Masawe Japani on Wednesday./ COURTESY

Winnie Odinga, the last born daughter of ODM leader Raila Odinga on Wednesday gave unknown details about her life as a child and being raised in the Raila household. At 23 years old, Ms. Odinga told Radio Jambo’s Masawe Japani, she had to leave her parent’s house because she could not put up with the strict rules and administration of discipline.

”I had to leave because I could not stand their style of parenting. However, now that I am older at least we get a long so well,” Ms Odinga told the Radio Jambo journalist.

Winnie, who is the last of four children of Raila Odinga, explained her mother, by virtue of being a teacher was a tough disciplinarian she compared to administrators in Nyayo’s era.

On the other hand, the 30-year-old also revealed her father, unlike the tough and brave image Kenyans know him for, was a very easy going person. However, she says, the only weakness about her father is, he does not listen or heed to pieces of advice.

” Baba is more easy going but doesn’t listen,” she said.

She however noted that the opposition leader is a very gentle person who accommodates everyone.

“My dad is a very prayerful, gentle and loving person. That is why he has accepted me into his space. Not so many people work with their parents.”

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