ODM leader Raila Odinga’s wife Ida has revealed that she raised Ksh. 176.9 Million during a fundraiser she organized recently for a Library & Resource Centre project at her Alma Mater Ogande Girls in Homabay County.
In a statement on Monday, Ida expressed her gratitude to the people who supported her despite the biting pangs of the coronavirus pandemic.
“I wish to announce that we realized a total of Kshs. 176,945,116. This amount includes contributions in cash, commitments, cheques and in-kid donations,” she stated.
“I am here to say a very special thank you to all those who donated in cash and in kind, including sparing time and offering prayers. Together they were able to make our journey towards the realization of this project look within reach,” said Ida.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is reported to have contributed Ksh6 million to Mama Ida’s project with a host of legislators and governors donating over Ksh. 500.000.
“I would, however, wish to make a special mention of the support of the President of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta whose clean bill of health and contribution to this project made a huge difference. His expression of support also released members of his cabinet and government to stand with us, ” she said.