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Baba Christmas Raila takes festive cheer to children – PHOTOS


Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has excited social media after playing father Christmas during a Christmas luncheon in Kiambu county.

Photos of the event show Mr Odinga dressed in a santa claus hat while serving the children with pilau.

The Christmas luncheon was hosted at the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) Kangoya Child Development Center.

PHOTO | COURTESY
PHOTO | COURTESY

In his remarks, Mr Odinga said that many children are orphaned because their parents die of HIV/AIDS.

“It is generally accepted that the family is the natural environment for the growth, well-being and protection of children. Yet today, many children in our society are deprived of parental care due to death of parents, poverty, the impact of HIV and AIDS, disability and other causes,” he said in a post on Facebook.

PHOTO | COURTESY
PHOTO | COURTESY

Here are some of the reactions.

Eve Opolo; “Yaani baba umekuwa hata chef.”

Boniface Chege; “Great leader.”

Elizabeth Ongera; “Keep up the good work your Excellency.. Children are in the hearts of many.”

David Omuyunji Omuyunji; “Words of encouragement, of a caring father.Thank you Baba.”