Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga on Saturday night, October 10, spotted dancing to Kikuyu songs at a night club in Bondo, Siaya County.
In a video that linked online, the ODM boss who was in the company of elderly Kikuyu women in their brown rigalia, can be seen dancing to Mugithi rhythms in the night club.
Raila happily danced off the Gikuyu songs as some Gikuyu elders joined him with chants and screams filling the air.
The former Prime Minister took the time to relax himself after a long day of traditional ceremony that saw over 500 Gikuyu elders install him as President Uhuru Kenyatta’s successor ahead of 2022 general elections.
Led by Jubilee Vice-Chairman David Murathe, former presidential candidate and Gatanga Member of Parliament Peter Kenneth and nominated MP Maina Kamanda, the elders conducted a historic rituals at Raila’s father’s home, Kango Ka Jaramongi to bless and endorse the ODM boss as their 2022 presidential candidate.
ODM party leader Raila Odinga has once again hit out at deputy president William Ruto for pulling in the opposite direction as the government.
Speaking in Bondo, Raila asked the DP to walk instead of sabotaging the government from within.
Giving the example of his late father, Jaramogi Oginga, the opposition leader said Ruto should resign as his father did.
“When Jaramogi disagreed with Kenyatta on the issues of land he wrote a letter that said he found it no longer tenable to remain in government and he resigned. He had the courage and decency to say I am stepping aside because I don’t want to earn a salary and I’m doing nothing. So if you have a problem with your boss, take a walk! Get out of it!” he said.
On matters “handshake”, Raila said it was proving difficult for the president to deliver on his mandate as “the other one” pulls in the opposite direction.
“Uhuru (Kenyatta) has tried to live by what we agreed. But when Uhuru is pulling in this direction the other one is pulling in this opposition direction so he cannot be able to deliver what they promised the people of Kenya,” Raila added.
The meeting, which was the first of its kind, is a clear indication that influential figures close to President Uhuru Kenyatta are keen on backing Raila and not Deputy President William Ruto for the country’s top job.