Rare Video of Raila's New Haircut Goes Viral

  • It's very rare to see African Union envoy, Raila Odinga, go public with some private details of his life or letting Kenyans have fun at him over some basic things in life. 

    Unlike youthful Mombasa Governor, Ali Hassan Joho, who would showcase his new haircut or expensive watch that would excite Kenyans, Odinga has managed to have kept some information low-key. 

    In a video that surfaced online on Wednesday, December 18, Odinga is seen visiting the barber during what was established to be the launch of a spa - a commercial establishment offering health and beauty treatment through such means as steam baths, exercise equipment, and massage - at Hurlingham, Nairobi where Kenyans were treated to yet another dose of his comical side.

    AU envoy Raila Odinga getting a new haircut at a Spa in Nairobi on December 14, 2019

    "Nilikua na ile wasiwasi ya nywele. Nimefika hapa nkatengenezwa nyuzi, kope, shurubu, ndevu mpaka malaika. Uko kwa kwapa niliambiwa lakini nimesahau jina lake. Kuna zingine ukitaka kunyoa huendi kwa kinyozi. Unajinyoa peke yako. (I was always worried about my hair, but today I visited this spa where I learnt that they treat various categories of hair. From the eyelashes to the eyebrows, moustache and armpit. Some places are private and you tend them on your own)," a jovial Odinga excited the audience. 

    "Mimi nilikuja kwa kinyozi nkatengenezwa vizuri. Nimeona wameangalia makucha ya mikono na miguu. Wamenipamba vizuri. Nimetoka me nang'ara, sasa natafuta ndogo ndogo. (They treated me well. From the manicure to the pedicure, they made me shine and now am out looking for some company)," he further cracked the audience into laughter. 

    The barber treated Odinga, giving him a deep cut on his left side of the head, leaving him excited with the new look. 

    Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris and Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo were present at the event. 

    In July 2019, Governor Joho's hairstyle went viral after a picture showed a rear view of his head with part of his hair falling off.

    His barber George Dufanda, a Congolese national was put on the spot by netizens who trolled Joho. 

    The elite class usually spend heavily on clean-cut hairstyles. Dafunda, in a previous interview with Radio Citizen, disclosed that the highest he has ever received from shaving politicians was Ksh 10,000 which he got paid in US dollars.

    Esther Passaris, Millie Odhiambo and comedian Eric Omondi at the launch of a spa in Nairobi on Saturday, December 14

    Video courtesy of Citizen TV: