Rosemary Odinga, the eldest daughter of Raila Odinga, says she's focused to better lives of less fortunate people despite undergoing a major health scare of her life.

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At Kibra where she donated 60 sewing machines under Raila Odinga Education Center, Ms Odinga made her struggle with blindness open.

“Leo sina sauti sana kama vile mmenizoea (my voice is not as strong as you know it). I am getting more confident now on my new life after losing my sight following the surgery.

“I am happy to see you people get these machines which I know after the training will play a big role in addressing the issue of unemployment in our community,” she said.

Last year, Rosemary was rushed to South Africa where she was diagnosed with brain tumour, that precipitated her to quit Kibra constituency race.

Her first appearance in public came a fortnight ago when she confessed her situation at Bondo during the burial of a Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology student.

The institution's Secretary General Tony Amecha said Ms Odinga explained to a baffled crowd how she woke up one morning in South Africa after the surgery only to realise that she could not see again.

"It was shocking to many of us. She narrated how she lost her eyesight and everyone almost cried. She said that nowdays she operates from the coast as she recovers," he said.

Rosemary was frontrunner of ODM ticket in Kibra constituency before she bowed out last year, four months to elections.