All eyes are on Kirinyaga County where the National Mashujaa Day Celebrations are ongoing at Wang'uru Stadium. The ongoing celebrations are presided over by President Uhuru and the Chief guest is Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera. This happens to be the last Mashujaa Day Celebrations Uhuru will preside over since he's on his last term in the office.
Upon arrival of Deputy President Ruto he is seen taking his time to wrap Raila hands before exchanging some words which shows good relationship between the two. When Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga took the podium he received jubilation as he greeted the people of Kirinyaga in Kikuyu language.
Raila acknowledged their good relationship with Mukami Kimathi the wife to the befallen MauMau freedom fighter Dedan Kimathi. He revealed that she was unable to attend the celebrations due to sickness as a result of wounds infringed on her when she was detained together with Mama Ngina Kenyatta in quest for Kenyan independece.
Raila also stated that he is a long friend of the mountain. He said that Luos voted for Kibaki with about 98.5% of their total votes. He also recalls how he campaigned for Mwai Kibaki in different parts of the country while he was on a wheel chair. He stated that the mountain chanted him praises of how a brave leader he is. He attributed this to him being a friend of the mountain as the country sail in peace enhanced through his handshake with President Uhuru. This happens as his popularity in the region increases as we head to the general elections.
Raila acknowledged the contribution of freedom fighters such as Achieng' Oneko, Paul Ngei, Kung'u Karumba. He also acknowledged the first female Chief Justice Martha Koome, Singers Gatutura and Samidoh, late Ken Matiba, clergyman Charles Njoya among other heroes.
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