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Three fanatical supporters of Kenyatta, NASA’s Raila Odinga and Jaguar

Mr Zablon Mukiira, a 78 year old who comes from Gakuthari village, in Meru County was forced from selling property to campaign for the re-election of President Kenyatta

By Lucy Mwihakilmwihaki@kenyafreepress.comMonday, 19 Jun 2017 17:20 EAT

Rose Akinyi, popularly known as Mama Orange, dances during a rally at Uhuru Park.

 Three people have come out to be counted as fanatical supporters of President Uhuru Kenyatta, NASA Presidential candidate Raila Odinga and a Parliamentary aspirant for Starehe Charles Njagua Kanyi.

Mr Zablon Mukiira, a 78 year old who comes from Gakuthari village, in Meru County was forced from selling property to campaign for the re-election of President Kenyatta. He has come out as a jubilee fanatic who is doing all that he can to make sure that the president is re-elected  in the August polls. Speaking on Citizen television yesterday, Zablon said that he is ready to sell his two sheep, a cow and a 2.5 acre piece of land to support the president financially.

Roselyn Akinyi alias “Mama Orange” is an ODM fanatic from Eastleigh, Nairobi, who is in her 60’s.  It has been 10 years now after the ODM party was launched and since then she has been a supporter, despite having changed to NASA. Her love for ODM Leader Raila Odinga has however seen her go through hard times. She says, that she has been beaten more than twice by unknown people who wanted her to drop her passion of supporting the NASA flag bearer.

She walks with a crown of oranges on her head and more strapped around her neck, which she says she buys  from her Chinese friend. Every time NASA is going out for a rally, you will never miss “Mama Orange” who is always at the  forefront of the crowd dancing to whatever tune that is being played. Citizen TV interviewed her as she prepared to go to Meru where NASA brigade led by Raila was holding campaign rallies.

Another young man who goes by the name Kelvin Omondi alias Kawire is a diehard supporter of Charles Njagua Kanyi alias Jaguar, who is the MP aspirant for Starehe. Kelvin says he met Jaguar in 2008, he had repaired one of his cars.  Kelvin and Jaguar’s journey of friendship started then.

However it was during the Jubilee primaries that Kelvin really played out his fanatical support and  love  for Jaguar. He burst out crying when Jaguar was declared the loser to Maina Kamanda, the incumbent Starehe MP.  Jaguar  cried too. This caused chaos in Starehe as Kelvin and his fellow youths decided to head to Jubilee House to seek justice. However, Kamanda's was short-lived as Jubilee headquarters reversed matters and handed the nomination certificate to Jaguar. 

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