ADVERTISEMENT

Drama witnessed at VIP dais, supporters arrive early for Raila rally at Kasarani Stadium

Drama witnessed at the VIP entrance.

Supporters arrive early for Raila rally at Kasarani Stadium

Supporters of Orange Democratic Party, ODP's leader, Raila Odinga had an early Friday start as they made their way to the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani ahead of the much awaited Azimio la Umoja conference.

ADVERTISEMENT

As early as 4am, excited fans from all over the country started trickling in to the stadium. By 7am dignitaries, including influential personalities from the Mt Kenya region were already seated at the 60,000 capacity stadium.

There was, however, a security lapse at the VIP entrance when a huge number of eager citizens tried to penetrate the gates.

The entrance was meant to be for VIPs only but some politicians arrived with supporters making it almost impossible for the security to turn them away.

Some of these supporters turned out to be pickpockets and thieves who were later caught by the police.

It got more chaotic as Embakasi East MP Babu Owino arrived accompanied by hundreds of supporters.

Babu was seen carried high by his supporters as he entered through the VIP entrance as security personnel watched.

Raila is expected to unveil his Presidential bid at the much awaited event. The former Prime Minister recently received the backing of Mount Kenya Foundation leaders.

The Foundation leaders said Odinga has proven that he has what it takes to unite Kenyans and steer the country towards the right economic trajectory.

The announcement by the foundation is seen as a cherry on top of Odinga’s long-standing Presidential ambitions.

The elite group made up of influential tycoons from the region promised to attend the Azimio la Umoja event.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Ruto responds to Mama Ngina Kenyatta [Video]

Ruto responds to Mama Ngina Kenyatta [Video]

Kibra Declaration: Details of demands issued by Raila, Kalonzo and Karua

Kibra Declaration: Details of demands issued by Raila, Kalonzo and Karua

Details of Raila's meeting with Azimio leaders after key allies skipped rallies

Details of Raila's meeting with Azimio leaders after key allies skipped rallies

KRA swings into action, companies linked to Uhuru allies among 300 under probe

KRA swings into action, companies linked to Uhuru allies among 300 under probe

14 dead, several injured in Lodwar - Kakuma road night accident

14 dead, several injured in Lodwar - Kakuma road night accident

Mama Ngina Kenyatta's bold response after tax evasion claims

Mama Ngina Kenyatta's bold response after tax evasion claims

Plans to arrest and drag me to court coming soon- Babu Owino cries out

Plans to arrest and drag me to court coming soon- Babu Owino cries out

Raila wants Kenya to adopt this new electoral system and overhaul of IEBC

Raila wants Kenya to adopt this new electoral system and overhaul of IEBC

Most young people want quick things and the easy way – Charlene Ruto

Most young people want quick things and the easy way – Charlene Ruto

ADVERTISEMENT