Raila's controversial statement sparks mixed reactions among NASA supporters

NASA flagbearer Raila Odinga has left many of his supporters confused after he said that....

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NASA Presidential flagbearer on Saturday asked his supporters to abstain from sex on the eve of the August 8 general elections.

He said this while speaking to a mammoth crowd at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega during the official launch of NASA’s presidential campaign.

“We have the numbers, the real work of voting and protecting the vote will start at 4a.m. Dear mothers and sisters, on that night please tell your husbands we will celebrate after winning elections,” Odinga stated.

While the statement was received to the amusement of the crowd, a number of supporters had contrasting opinions on the same.

Most women said that they will follow the directive associating the act with bad luck whereas minority male have said they will go ahead and eat the fruit as they argue it helps jump start their day.

"Whenever I go to the market to bring my cereals and vegetables for my grocery I never engage in the act as I get poor quality stock, I guess the act is cursed,” noted a woman from Kakamega.

On the other hand, the strong, energetic and healthy men from the region especially boda boda riders have vowed to engage in the practice keeping in mind that August is mostly a rainy season accompanied by cold nights.

"Whether I will engage or not engage in the practice will depend on the weather of the day, if it will be too cold I will have to," said a boda boda rider.

It is not the first time that Raila Odinga is using this technique. Early this year he instructed women from former Nyanza province to abstain from sex with partners who haven’t registered as voters.

The NASA team's campaign trail will on Sunday afternoon head to Kapsabet, Nandi county.

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