A number of prominent leaders on Tuesday joined ODM leader Raila Odinga and Mama Ida Odinga in celebrating their daughter's birthday.

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Rosemary Odinga, who rarely makes public appearances due to illness, turned 42. She is the eldest daughter of Mr Odinga, the opposition leader.

And besides Mombasa Deputy Governor Dr William Kingi, a number of leaders joined Ms Odinga in celebrating her birthday.

Likoni MP Mishi Mboko, a friend to Odinga family was present along with Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga. The two are perhaps most loyal supporters of Odinga.

Also present was Abu Joho, the eldest brother to Governor Hassan Joho. Governor Joho is currently out of the country for a holiday in the US.

"Happy birthday dear Rosemary Odinga, you remain an inspiration to many women in Kenya and across the world. We celebrate your enduring spirit and courage in the face of adversity. As you turn a year older today, may our good Lord grant you all the desires of your heart," Kingi had said.

Ms Odinga had expressed interest in Kibra parliamentary seat in 2017 before she fell ill. She underwent eye surgery in China after an operation over brain tumour in South Africa went wrong.

The Odinga's first made public Rosemary's condition in January this year during the 25th anniversary of her grandfather, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga.

"As you know Rosemary was sick but we thank God she has now recovered fully, said Dr Oburu Oginga.

He added: She is a true Odinga and a fighter. This is evident in the spirit she has fought this illness with.

Her mother Ida said: Last year, we missed this annual church service because it was that day that Rosemary underwent a major surgery in China. But it is through your (congregants) prayers that she was healed.