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How Kisumu Celebrated Raila’s 77th Birthday

Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o on Friday led residents in celebrating former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s 77th birthday, urging residents that voting him as the fifth president would be the biggest birthday gift to him.

The leaders converged at Mama Ngina Children’s Home where they shared good time and goodies with the kids.

By 11am, the delegation led by the Governor arrived at the venue to a warm reception by the public and the management of the children’s home.

The Governor, accompanied by celebrated advocate Professor Makau Mutua, Members of County Assembly together with various aspirants from the region, led members of the public in the cake cutting ceremony that marked the peak of the event.

A day before the event, the Governor had invited the public for the event, in what appeared to be a public event.

And when they arrived, they were treated to an entertainment by the children, which included gospel songs, and a birthday song to Raila.

Nyong’o then led the cake cutting ceremony, before opening flood gates for politics of praise to Raila who was the guest of honour in absentia.

Nyong’o termed Raila as a vibrant leader who has fought for the nation and is the only candidate fit to be the next president in the 2022 August polls.

“At 77, Raila is ripe for the country’s presidency. This is a celebration of liberation to usher in the next phase of the country’s chapter on governance,” said Nyong’o.

Governor Nyong’o presenting foodstuffs donations to Mama Nginga Children’s Home. (Photo: Joseph Obonyo)

The event, which was organized by the Young Task for Handshake Alliance (YOTHA), led by their Kisumu County Coordinator James Were aimed at celebration of liberation for the children and the nation as they marked Raila’s big day.

The leaders turned the event into a political stage, urging the locals to turn up in large numbers and register as voters in the second voter registration process that starts on Monday 10.

“Bad governance come as a result of people who do not come out to vote, and this is an opportunity you have to contribute to good governance,” said Nyong’o.

The celebrations were climaxed by donations of food stuffs and money to support the children’s home which has 40 children, many of whom have special needs.

The county government promised to support the children’s home and bring more donations under the City Department of Social Program.

Austine Ogalo
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