Winnie Odinga
Winnie Odinga. [Photo/ Courtesy]

Winnie Odinga, daughter to former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has denied being nominated to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA).

According to several online claims, it was alleged that Winnie was nominated to the assembly a few days ago through the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party, whose leader is Raila.

In a statement on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, the ODM Party denied the claims saying it is yet to settle on nominees who will represent the party at EALA.

“To all party members of ODM, Azimio la Umoja Coalition & the general public, this is to inform you that the party has not made any communication regarding her nominees to EALA. Parliament has set the pace for the process & we shall in due course make the official communication,” the ODM party tweeted Wednesday evening.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Winnie also denied the claims, saying that the reports were sponsored by an incoming cabinet secretary whose name she did not mention.

I have not applied for Eala nor has any official comms come from the party. Just a disgruntled incoming CS bothered by the girl,” she posted.

Reports that Winnie Odinga has been nominated to the EALA assembly are therefore false.

This fact-check was produced by BUSINESS TODAY with support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck, African Fact Checking Alliance network and the United Nations Development Programme.

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