‘Raila ni Swara’ was the main description targeting Hon Raila Odinga owing to his presence on the stands as Algeria scattered hopes of the National Team Harambee Stars in the AFCON competition.
The ‘underdogs’ Harambee stars were humiliated 2-0 by the Desert Foxes with superb goals from Baghdad Bounedjah and Riyad Mahrez.
However, Kenyans have turned their guns on Hon Raila Odinga who is representing President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The Enigma of Kenya politics, Raila has camped in Egypt to support the National Football Team but most of his political foes have capitalized on his ‘losing culture’ to pin him down.
One Twitter User by the name Eldon Lang’at has asked Hon Raila Odinga to board the next flight back home. Lang’at has stated that the curse which is associated with him is currently affecting the National Team.
Raila apande next flight home bana asiwatch gane ingine. His curse continues
— MESHEK (@Kevlan_) June 23, 2019
Some people have compared Hon Raila to The famous Hip/Hop and RnB star Drake who has in many times associated with some form of curse. Some Players NBA players were even barred from taking photos with Drake just to avoid his curse. This is what is happening to Raila Odinga.
I said it, we couldn't get Drake but we have our own in Raila…These aren't professionals playing!!
— Jet Willy Kadima (@JetKadima) June 23, 2019
— Njoki 🖤 💕🇰🇪 (@_Njokie) June 23, 2019
— Hon: Kipkirui Kigen 🖊 (@KeyganeBryan) June 24, 2019
However some of his supporters have strongly debunked that misconception terming it as unwarranted. Top Most Blogger Disembe has also rubbished the claims stating that Raila is not part of Harambee stars Technical Bench.
Reading some TLs here now you’d think it’s Raila Odinga who led the technical bench of Harambee Stars.
— DD (@Disembe) June 23, 2019
However, Hon Raila Odinga portrayed his full support and loyalty by meeting with the National Team after a humbling defeat to Algeria. The AU Representative gave them a pep talk full of motivation to continue pushing even harder despite the defeat.
“After a 15 year absence from the tournament you played your hearts out but didn’t get a favorable result. Keep your heads up and keep going, kuteleza sio kuanguka. The whole nation is still rooting for you Harambee Stars all the best in the rest of your AFCON fixtures,”stated Raila Odinga.
Rt. Hon Raila Odinga has passed his motivational message to the Harambee Stars as they seek to come back from their 2019 AFCON opening match defeat at the hands of Algeria.#Tunaweza #TotalAFCON2019 #HarambeeStars pic.twitter.com/RLC5KH0nP3
— Football Kenya Federation (@Football_Kenya) June 24, 2019