Ida celebrated her birthday at her Karen home on Saturday, August 22, in the company of other national leaders including Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and Wajir Woman Representative Fatuma Gedi.
In the video, the women are seen dancing to the song Give It To Me by singer Akothee Featuring Nigerian artiste Flavour while all smiles.
The venue had also been decorated to the liking of Ida complete with white balloons and a card reading ‘Happy birthday Ida Odinga.”
Waiguru while wishing her a happy birthday stressed the importance of the role Ida has played in the development of Kenyan politics.
“Joined Rt. Hon Raila Odinga, family and other leaders in celebrating Mama Idaâ€™s Birthday. Mama Ida Odinga you are Strong, Wise, graceful and selfless.
“Not many know or understand the critical role you play in this nation. God grant you many more fruitful years ahead, full laughter and love,” she posted on Twitter.
“Wishing the Mother of the Earth, Ida Odinga, all the very best as she celebrates her 70th birthday. You have mentored us and held our hands. May God bless you and keep you as you serve humanity!” added Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga.
According to Communication and Digital Strategist Dennis Itumbi, the event, which showed a lack of social distancing, was attended by close to 10 top ranking leaders.
Among them were President Uhuru Kenyatta’s brother, Muhoho Kenyatta, former Nairobi Speaker Beatrice Elachi, politicians Peter Kenneth, David Murathe and Francis Atwoli.
Ida, who was born on August 24, 1950, stunned twitter users with her graceful aging with many noting that she could pass off as a 50-year-old.
“Ida Odinga is 70 but Looks 50 years,” one tweep observed.
“Mama Ida Odinga looks 50. Those years of struggle and service to the country, fighting for democracy. May she continue serving this great nation. You’re a wonderful mother of the nation,” stated one Abuga Makori.
Below is the video of Ida Odinga’s party: