A Zimbabwean youth leader has become a sensation among Kenyan opposition supporters after revealing that he travalled hundreds of kilometers just see Nasa leader Raila Odinga.
Rukudzo Kahlari, who is a youth leader at YMCA Africa, said he braved heavy torrents of rain to travel to a village called Hamunikwa in Buhera, Zimbabwe where former opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was being buried.
He tweeted of his admiration for “giant of democracy in Africa” Mr Odinga which has been shared more than 1,200 times by.
I travelled 230killometers from Harare to Buhera just to see this man called @RailaOdinga yesterday.What a giant of democracy in Africa . Hope you enjoyed your stay in Zimbabwe chief.🖐️ pic.twitter.com/yFpjjd0mfe
— Rukudzo Kahlari (@SankaraZW) February 21, 2018
Kahlari added that his appreciation for Tsvangirai’s sacrifice and support for MDC-T Acting president Nelson Chamisa as the other “factors that made me attend this burial occasion”.
“From everything that took place one thing I learnt was the power of sacrifice. All these thousands came willingly with some travelling over 1,000km from neighboring countries, walking for close to 10km on foot ,some travelling 300km in open haulage trucks with rain hitting hard,” wrote Kahlari on Facebook.
“I heard some had slept whilst standing the previous night in small rain drenched shaky tents. All for the love of one man. Zimbabweans are people who persevere a lot even against the odds and indeed it is that kind of sacrifice that will pull our country up preferably under the leadership of Nelson Chamisa.”
Mr Odinga’s supporters were grateful for the message.
Cde Mageni Jakakaeta said: “Thank you for giving the Oracle, enigma and People’s President Raila Odinga a warm welcome. He’s the definition of Democracy.”
— Justice=Peace (@Eduale88Alex) February 21, 2018