Former prime minister Raila Odinga’s daughter has come under heavy criticism on social media for being out of touch with the economic reality facing most Kenyans.
In a post that has since been deleted from her social media accounts, Winnie Odinga, daughter to former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, took a swipe at middle class Kenyans who pay their house helps less than KSh 50 000 a month.
She used examples of how the maids lived to make middle class Kenyans’ lives simple while they struggled to meet their needs and take care of their families while working in a well to do home.
Winnie Odinga also condemned middle class Kenyans for making their children call the help ‘auntie’ and giving her Sundays off as if it was satisfactory for her.
Using examples to identify herself as an ordinary Kenyan but clearly showed how disconnected she was from the rest, she warned the middle class that life wasn’t always about Subaru vehicles, Village Market, Nakumatt Junction Mercury Lounge and Netflix.
Middle class Kenya needs to wake up. Every time you pay someone less than 50,000 shillings a month you are responsible for creating a home in the slum. Surprised? Or did you think 12,500 would afford your house help a chalet in Muthaiga? A lady in Mukuru kwa Njenga, Mathare, Kangemi, who believes her vote was stolen is 100% capable of reasoning that this electoral commission must go,” read the post on Facebook.