Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

Raila's sister's parastatal appointment not political

29 April 2015, 18:32 William Korir

Nairobi - The fact that President Uhuru Kenyatta named the sister to CORD leader Raila Odinga in a parastatal appointment is not a big deal to the family.

Dr Wenwa Akinyi Odinga was named as a board member to the Kenya Medical Research Institute KEMRI by president Kenyatta Monday in a move that saw 302 persons named to several parastatal posts.

The move as usual, has raised some eyebrows, seeing as Uhuru and Raila are political rivals.

The Odinga family though, does not have any issue at all with it.

" She is a very capable person as her CV states and that should be just about it," Oburu Odinga told News24 of the appointment.

" The appointment is fine by us and should not be taken to mean a political stance has been taken. It is purely work related and we are happy for her that she has landed a very good position," he added.

Whether it is political or not, it is likely to win the president plaudits for at-least not considering the best minds in the country for senior jobs.

" Whichever way you look at it, it shows the president is willing to consider everyone. That is the message he will be sending with the appointment," political scientist Michael Njenga says.

" The president will look all inclusive and welcoming, especially seeing that she is an Odinga and that is what matters to the State House brains."

" It is a good PR move," he adds.

Dr Odinga is famed as the first Kenyan woman to receive a doctorate degree in Chemistry.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!

- MyNews24

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
DP Ruto accuses Raila of selling ...

DP Wiliam Ruto has castigated Raila Odinga for seeking western support to fund his 2017 election bid. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Peter Kenneth announces Uhuru 201...

Peter Kenneth has announced that he will support President Uhuru Kenyatta in the 2017 elections. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilon Ochieng
Labour Party to dump both Jubilee...

The Labour Party of Kenya is likely to avoid supportoing both the CORD and Jubilee factions during the 2017 General Elections. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Ukambani MP quits Jubilee, to run...

An Ukambani MP has quit the Jubilee Party, citing voter apathy as his reason behind leaving the ruling coalition. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Government launches probe into Po...

The government has launched an inquiry into the circumstances that could have led to two National Police Service helicopter accidents in August and September this year. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilwon Ochieng
Deputy Governor's ally found with...

The EACC has recovered KES 2 million in fake currency from a close ally of Deputy Governor for Tharaka Nithi Eliud Mati. Read more...