Fidel Castro Odinga Biography

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January 4th 2015:- Fidel Castro Odinga, 41, son of Kenya’s main opposition leader Raila Odinga and who was seen by political observers as a potential successor to his father, returned home on Saturday night after an evening out drinking with friends and was found dead on his bed in his home on Sunday on January 4th 2015,prompting a police investigation and minor unrest in the Capital City.

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Things you didn’t know about the Late Fidel Castro Odinga || Biography

#1970

Fidel Odinga was born in 1973.

#Name

Fidel Odinga was named after Cuban Marxist leader Fidel Castro

#Son

Fidel was the first born of Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, one of Kenya’s most popular politicians. He was humble, very kind and loved his parents so much and was protective over his younger brother Raila Junior. He was a cousin to Carol Radull of Radio Africa Group Limited.

#Husband #Divorce

Mr Fidel was first married to Veronica Wanjiru Nganga  but they later divorced her.  He then married Eritrean Lwam Getachew in 2012 at the Othodox churchat an invite only wedding in Nairobi , who together were blessed with a son, Allay Odinga.

#Education

Fidel attended Consolata Primary in Westlands before moving to Mbeji Academy in Siaya for his secondary school education from 1989 to 1992. Mbeji School belonged to the late Thomas Odhiambo, who founded the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology. He then proceeded to India for his post-secondary education where he stayed for one year before transferring to the US where he studied business management and marketing at South Eastern University in Washington, USA. He completed his studies and continued living and working.  He supplied bitumen products to contractors, while managing the family business East African Spectre Limited.

#Entreprenuer 

 Fidel was a big time investor.In business, Fidel was known to have interests in the petroleum and real estate sectors, perhaps taking advantage of his family’s connections in the energy sector. In addition Fidel is believed to be the owner of a 4 star hotel in Kisumu along Harambee Rd. He also invested in 300+ housing real estate project at the lake side city valued at around 1.9 billion.But his business acumen was eclipsed by partying and love for media attention, which perhaps revealed his weaker side and love for expensive drinks

#Politics

It is believed that the Late Fidel Castro Odinga was being groomed for a political seat come the year 2017, this was due to his increasing interest in ODM politics. Despite being previously expected that he would vie for the Kibera Parliamentary seat in the last General Election of 2013, a rumour which he denied although he continued to slowly build a constituency around the youth.

#QuickFacts

Date of Birth1973

Full Name: Fidel Castro Odhiambo Odinga

Ethnicity: LUO

Nationality: Kenyan

Place of Birth: Kenya

Education: Consolata Primary, Mbeji Academy, South Eastern University (USA)

Parents: Raila Odinga, Ida Odinga

Marital status: Gatachew Bekele (2012-2015) . Veronica Wanjiru ( Divorced)

Children: Allay Odinga

Religion: Christianity

DiedJanuary 4, 2015

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