Mombasa, KENYA: All roads in Mombasa on Saturday led to Mama Ngina Drive where a historic celebration marking 10 years of ODM’s existence as a party, with thousands of delegates in attendance.
Among the people who couldn’t miss this fate, is one die-hard ODM supporter who has been in the news and social media not only for being a fan, but the style she uses to show patriotism of the party.
Roselyn Akinyi well known as Mama Orange is in the coastal city of Mombasa.
Speaking to Baraka FM on Saturday morning, Mama Orange whom as usual was wearing oranges all over her body; expressed her happiness for coming to Mombasa for the first time.
“I had to travel all the way to Mombasa only to make sure that I support my own party, I will never ever leave ODM and this is why I don’t feel hard to travel anywhere in the country if needed.” She said.
Mama Orange who once went to the media to claim for being neglected by the party despite her effort to advertise it, says her effort to fight for her recognition has bore fruits.
“I thank God now, I was very annoyed at that time that’s why I wrote an article in a newspaper but I now thank Hon.Raila Odinga he called me in his office, but I cant disclose what we discussed.” She explained as she laughed.
Akinyi, was once in news, rumors having that she was evicted by her landlord in her Eastleigh home Nairobi for not paying rent.
Despite all that, she now claims that she is doing well with her life though she did not want to disclose much of her private life.
Asked about the issue of one Jubilee Politician who was said to have approached her before asking her to decamp ODM, Akinyi admitted about the issue but insisted that nothing can take her out of the “Mother Party.”
“ODM is in my blood, even if you cut my body today you will see ODM coming out, I can quiet.” She defended.
Her big expectation in the party’s 10th anniversary in Mombasa is to see the party taking another step, and more to dance in front of the party leader Raila Odinga, something she has been doing for years now.
“I just want to show “Baba Jakom” that we are together and also to assure him that am here to accompany him, he should not worry at all.” She concluded.
Raila together with his family arrived in Mombasa on Friday evening after which he addressed a rally in Changamwe; before being hosted to dinner at the Whitesands Hotel to mark the party’s 10th anniversary.