By Shadrack Nyakoe
Kenyans have rocked social media with mixed reactions after ODM leader Raila Odinga who doubles up as the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition presidential candidate in the August 9 elections contributed Kenya Shillings 200,000 to fundraising held yesterday at United Club Nairobi for sustaining the famous football club operations.
While some lauded Mr. Odinga for his generous contributions, others have castigated him for being mean as a presidential candidate.
“A whole presidential candidate giving only 200k means releasing the 6k per a jobless Kenyan a month is only a dream that will never come true if he becomes president in the coming elections,” said Kevin Lubang’a on Facebook.
Others said Raila is better than the outgoing president Uhuru Kenyatta who left nothing than fame to the Mukuru Kwa Reuben’s radio Fm journalist who hosted him in an evening.
Raila supporters stated that he is a clean man with no spots of corruption and can never be compared to Deputy President William Ruto who gives millions in events which he did not acquire by genuine means.
Eventually, the event that brought hundreds of supporters raised over Kes. 3 million.
Tusker coach Robert Matano who attended last night’s fundraising praised the club saying despite handling a different team, his mind, soul, and heart belong to Ingwe.
He believes one time he will return to the den. He donated Ksh.10, 000.
He said ‘Fitina’ has affected the club and called upon the club fraternity to unite and pleaded with the management to maintain the current playing unit and pay the players promptly saying they have a bright future.
“If the club fraternity can maintain the philosophy obulala na amani (united we stand) Ingwe will be the team to watch,” added Mr. Matano.
AFC Leopard Kangemi branch brought Kes. 8000 as their donations.