NASA Presidential Candidate Raila Odinga Posts Controversial Facebook Message on Fathers Day

  • National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga on Sunday sparked heated reactions after posting a controversial Fathers Day message on Facebook.

    The update that was intended to resonate with the struggles of every Kenyan father providing for his family, was taken as another of the inappropriate comments that have earned him serious backlash in the past week.

    The presidential candidate had visited Uchumi supermarket with his son, Raila Junior, where he found that maize flour was out of stock.

    "Today when I accompanied my son Raila Junior to shop for my grandson, I thought deeply about how the collapse of our economy has frustrated the efforts of many fathers who cannot afford to put food on the table because of cost and also unavailability," the Facebook post read in part.

    He went on to outline that the frustrated fathers were immasculated as a result, encouraging them not to despair.

    Here is the post.

    Some of his followers condemned the move as a publicity stunt.

    Others took out their frustrations on Raila's campaign team.

    Some of his followers endorsed his message declaring support for his presidential bid. 

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