How Raila's Chopper Was Forced to Abruptly Land After Nakuru Event [VIDEO]

  • A collage image of a chopper (Left) and ODM party leader Raila Odinga.
    A collage image of a chopper (Left) and ODM party leader Raila Odinga.
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  • Former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, was forced to alight from a chopper that was about to take off after attending a function in Nakuru County on January 5.

    In a video posted by a local media house, the ODM leader was filmed holding an impromptu address after a crowd formed around the chopper.

    The crowd was also seen surrounding the chopper as they demanded to be addressed by Raila who was in the company of Nakuru Governor, Lee Kinyanjui.

    Nakuru governor Lee Kinyanjui during a meeting with stakeholders in his county on September 28, 2021.
    Nakuru governor Lee Kinyanjui during a meeting with stakeholders in his county on September 28, 2021.
    Courtesy Lee Kinyanjui

    Consequently, Kinyanjui was the first to alight from the chopper even as he attempted to calm the crowd as the ODM leader watched from his seat.

    He explained that Raila had visited the county to attend the burial of former Nakuru Mayor, Joseck Thuo, promising that the ODM leader would hold a tour of the county in the coming months.

    "He (Raila) had come for a funeral because we have our former Mayor who had passed away. We want to tell him that we want our own day as Nakuru. Let him just greet you for a minute before we leave," he stated.

    Afterward, the ODM leader stepped down to address the crowd. In his address, Raila advised the residents to prepare themselves for the August elections by registering as voters.

    He stated that he needed the residents to help him as he eyes the Presidency in the upcoming 2022 General elections.

    "We shall start the process again on January 17 so that those who have not yet registered can be enlisted as voters," Raila stated.

    After his address, the two got back to the chopper registered as 5Y–DSB which is reported to belong to Royal Media Services Chairman, SK Macharia, as they headed to attend another function.

    In an earlier incident in November 2021, Raila’s Chopper caused a standstill in Nyandarua County after it landed in the middle of the road.

    At the time, the chopper had gone to pick the ODM leader as he finalised his tour of the county in the accompaniment of his close allies from the voter-rich region.