Today 7th Jan 2022 has been ODM leader Raila Odinga’s day, His Birthday. He has received best wishes across the divide.
Among those who have wished him a happy birthday is his political nemesis the Deputy President, William Ruto.
”Happy birthday Jakom. May you be blessed with many more.Raila Odinga” tweeted William Ruto
However, Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria’s best wishes had a different tone. Kuria first compared the four days he and his colleagues of Johnstone Muthama, Junet Mohammed, Kimani Ngunjiri, Timothy Bosire, and Ferdinand Waititu underwent when they were detained in the Pangani police station.
courtesy ”pangani 6”
They were on June 17th, 2016 arrested over hate speech claims.
And as Kuria wished Raila a happy birthday, he imagined how The ODM Leader survived for 9 years in jail since his only four days in a police cell was like hell.
”Being in police cells for a week is not one of your favorite experiences. To my Pangani 6 colleagues Johnstone Muthama, Junet Mohammed, Kimani Ngunjiri, Timothy Bosire, and Ferdinand Waititu, what if it was 9 years like this man ?” imagined Kuria
Kuria said irrespective of political differences with Odinga, he will always cherish his time and his quest for democracy in Kenya.
”Hate him or love him, irrespective of how the last chapter in his political bookends, this man’s place in the history of this nation is carved in stone. No other living Kenyan has gone through what he has undergone for the sake of our current freedoms. On behalf of the Real Hustlers of this nation, Happy 77th my friend His Earthquakeness Baba, Jakom” concluded Kuria.
Raila Odinga celebrate his 77th birthday anniversary at the Boma of Kenya in Nairobi.