January is known to be a tough month economically especially coming just after December festive season. However, to some, their Birthday – lives started this month and they couldn’t hide the joy of making merry of the day.
Let us look at a few public figures who have their birthdays on the 7th, January.
Hon Raila Odinga
The former Prime Minister marked his 76th birthday today, January 7, 2021. He was born in 1945 being the son of Kenya’s first Vice President Jeramogi Oginga Odinga and Mary Juma.
As a politician, Odinga has traded most of his politics in the opposition, right from the Moi regime. He has had an impact on most of the political and constitutional changes in the country.
He was a member of KANU, FORD, FORD-Kenya, NDP and currently the leader of the ODM Party and the opposition leader. Odinga vied for presidency in 1997, 2007, 2013, and 2017.
The former Lang’ata MP also served as the minister of Roads and Energy. Currently, he is AU High Representative for Infrastructure Development.
Jeff Mwaura Koinange is a household name in the media industry, currently attached to Royal Media Services. He is a radio and TV presenter, hosting the famous JKLive program on Citizen Television, Wednesday night.
He was born on January 7, 1966 this making him 55 yeas as of today.
The jovial and charismatic award-winning journalist took to his Twitter handle to thank friends who celebrated him today. “Folks, THANKS so much for the Birthday Wishes…I feel so BLESSED and at the same time, I feel GRATEFUL to each and EVERYONE of YOU! Onwards and Upwards!!! God Bless,” he tweeted.
Davis Hezron Mwabili, popularly known as Inspector Mwala marks another milestone today. He is popular actor, famous for his short stature.
Recently, Mwala left Radio Citizen where he co-hosted breakfast show; Jambo Kenya. He is the brains behind Inspector Mwala drama program on Citizen Tv.
Away from the screens and microphone, Mwala is a caring parent who spends his time with his family. His age is not made available in public, similar to his wife’s name.
The late Ken Okoth will be remembered for his tremendous track record during his tenure as Kibra Member of Parliament. He was the pioneer area representative from 2013 to 26th July 2019 before succumbing to cancer.
Born on January 7, 1978, the late Okoth would be celebrating his 43rd year on earth. His brother, current area MP, Benard Okoth-Imran remembers Ken in an emotional birthday wish to message.
He said, “The candle that you lit still brings us light. The seeds you sawed, still sprout day and night. In shining armor you are, still our knight. Keep smiling down upon us, with your smile so bright.”