Prime minister Raila Odinga’s daughter Rosemary Odinga has bowed out of the Kibra parliamentary seat race.
Rosemary who has battling brain tumor for more than a month now, has cited health issues as the reasons behind her decision to quit the race.
“It is following my doctor’s advice, that for the time being, I will continue serving my community in other capacities and regrettably bow out of the race for Member of Parliament,” she stated.
Rosemary thanked the people of Kibra for their support and welcoming her bid to vie for the seat.
“I will forever cherish your outpouring love and prayers. To my sisters, brothers, mothers and fathers of Kibra, we always knew the journey was not and will not be easy,” she stated.
“I must say, the past two years have been the honour of my life getting to engage in the place known as the ‘Heart Beat’ of Kenyan politics, not only as a voter but also as a competitor, ” she said.