Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa sarcastically offered ODM leader Raila Odinga a piece of advice during his birthday.
Barasa was not left behind by the wave of political figures that came out to express birthday wishes towards the veteran politician.
Through a tweet, the lawmaker insisted that it was time for the leader to quit alcohol.
The Jubilee party member further noted that it was time for Raila to consider drinking milk specifically that manufactured by Brookside.
“Happy Birthday, Jakom @RailaOdinga. You should now officially quit drinking alcohol. If there is something you should start drinking now in plenty is Milk especially from brookside, the one you were boycotting,” read the tweet.
Happy Birthday Jakom @RailaOdinga.You you should now officially quit drinking alcohol. If there is something you should start drinking now in plenty is Milk especially from brookside,the one you were boycotting. @Tuko_co_ke @HiviSasa @RobertAlai @CisNyakundi
— Didmus Barasa,MP (@DidmusWaBarasa) January 7, 2020
Netizens blast Didmus
The MPs message, however, received mixed emotions with a section of Kenyans blasting him.
Here are some of the reactions:
Kennedy Okongo Jasuba stated that”Bado umevuka mwaka na ujinga!!!.My kolik.Remember Arati is hearing you.”
Another netizen identified as Doryn Mari commented that”You advising a 75-year-old to stop drinking. Just advise your age mates kina Ababu. By the way ulishonesha ikofia ingine?”
Willy Nyongesa articulated that”Raila amefika 75 Wewe Bado uko 40 then unaambia Raila what to do … you are the foolest politicians I have seen in bukusuland.”
John Okach mentioned that”Njonjo is 99 and he takes his beer daily…you may not even reach 45 with this kind of stupidity.”
— NdegZilla (@mainandegwa232) January 7, 2020
Nyamaza ama niite @SimbaArati akupapase kidogo
— Solar Engineer 🇰🇪 (@ryzller) January 7, 2020
Is that the kind of utterrances you can post?
— Collins Aduvwa (@aduvwa_collins) January 7, 2020
Omwami we are koliks… please stop this personal vendetta
— Walking Razor 🇰🇪 (@Obagalito254) January 7, 2020
baba jakom..enigma…RH Prime minister…is not your "kollick"..instead of Colleague….vile ulikua unajitetea ukitetemeka uko kibra….unataka tuambie ARATI afanye mambo hehehehehe
— cheche-stiffmeister (@finlaymocheche) January 7, 2020
Paul Simba Arati come this side 😂
— Monsieur Emile (@AmThePaul) January 7, 2020
— Wesley Cheruyot (@wezlie22000) January 7, 2020
I agree. At his age, he should say kwaheri to alcohol n take Musik, fresh milk,fermented porridge, n such beverages
— Tabitha Kanyungu (@Tabbykanyungu) January 7, 2020
This is the mentality we don't want. Where an old person can't be corrected by a young person. Where did we get this from? Newer ways of doing things comes from the young people.
— Nyambura Ndung'u (@Ziloopi) January 7, 2020
Raila after the 2017 Presidential Elections Re-run, had urged his supporters to boycott products alleged to be linked to President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Jubilee Party.
The directive was later on abandoned after the two made peace in the form of the famous Handshake deal.
Raila reason behind Ruto-Mudavadi political career
Political Analyst Mutahi Ngunyi’s birthday wishes to the ex-Prime minister left Kenyans amazed as he heaped praises on the opposition leader.
According to Ngunyi, the likes of Deputy President William Ruto and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi have Raila to thank for.
The gifted analyst uttered that the political career of the two is courtesy of the former Premier.
In the many years, Raila has been in the political arena, he found ways to get over setbacks and emerge stronger.
At 75, the ‘Chungwa’ party leader is highlighted to still have the stamina to keep up with the changing times of the political world.