Ida Odinga is a Kenyan businesswoman as well as an Educator. She is the wife of Raila Odinga, who is the former Prime Minister of Kenya. However, Ida was one of the first women to head a major Kenyan company in 2010.
Ida Odinga is 71yrs old as of 2022. Ida Anyango Oyoo was born on 24th August 1950. Therefore, she celebrates her birthday on August 24 every year.
Ida was born in Migori, Kenya. She was born in a family of six children. Her father was a successful medical doctor in Kisii. Moreover, her mother worked as a nurse. Her father passed away when she was in class seven and their lives changed. Nonetheless, her mother brought them up into responsible adults.
Ida pursued a Bachelor of Education Arts Degree at the University of Nairobi. She was a student at Ogande Girls High School.
Ida began her career as a teacher at the Kenya School. She held this position as a teacher to students who rose to be powerful women in the country. She taught for more than 20 years after graduating from the university. Secondly, in 1991, she founded the League of Kenyan Women Voters. It aimed at promoting opportunities for women in the political field. Also, In 2003, She became the managing director of East African Spectre.
Ida met her husband Rails Odinga while she was attending the University of Nairobi. However, when she met Raila she knew she was marrying an Engineer. Little did she know that her husband was going to be a Politician. Together, they had four children, who are Winnie Odinga, Rosemary Odinga, Raila Odinga Jr, and the late Fidel Odinga.
Ida Odinga is one of the richest and most popular Kenyan ladies. Her net worth is approximately $ 1.5 million.
Ida Odingas’ parents are Nehemiah Oyoo and Rose Ayuya.