After the former prime minister, Raila Odinga, healed from the deadly Corona virus, leaders across the country visited him as a sign of unity and goodwill. Politicians drawn across the larger Mt Kenya region were among those who visited the vocal politician.
Going by the African culture, it is always good manners and courteous for a person to present a gift when visiting a friend. In this regard, most of the politicians who visited Odinga by then, presented some kind of similar gifts. The leaders gifted the former prime minister with goats to an extent that Kenyans started making jokes and named the visits as a goat affair.
However, a Mt Kenya politician has differed with the rest of her colleagues after presenting a rare and unique gift. Nyeri county deputy governor, Madam Caroline Karugu, presented a bag containing agricultural products harvested from Nyeri county. She handed over this gift to Raila's wife, Mama Ida Odinga.
The bag contained arrowroots and sweet potatoes which according to the deputy governor were obtained from Othaya and Mathira respectively.
"... I also delightfully shared with Mama Ida some gifts from Nyeri county. Arrowroots from Chinga Othaya and Sweet Potatoes from Ngaini Mathira. I thanked her for always opening her homes to especially women in leadership and always offering a listening ear and a caring heart," read part of a statement by Madam Carol.
This is a great sign of generosity and as a well a smart way to market Nyeri county agricultural products. Kenyans have applauded the deputy governor for her bold action.
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