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DETAILS OF RAILA ODINGA MOTHER AND HER PAINFUL DEATH

For more than four decades, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has redefined politics in Kenya after seemingly taking the mantle from his father, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga.

He spearheaded the country’s fierce opposition until his March 9, 2018, handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta and had seemed to have kept his father’s dream alive.

But as much as the story of his father is well documented across the world, that of his mother, Mary Ajuma, has largely remained in the shadows.

Contrary to what many people may think, Juma was a no-nonsense parent who never settled for less.

her birth details remain scanty, Kenyans.co.ke has previously revealed that Ms Juma passed away on November 5, 1984, while Raila was still detained at Shimo la Tewa Prison and only learned about it through a note from his friend.

Juma hailed from Alego, which lies within Usonga Constituency in Siaya County.

Jaramog depicted her as a no-nonsense person in his 1967 book, Not Yet Uhuru, revealing that she left him for six months after they fell out.

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