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Raila pulls chopper stunt during ‘Mashemeji derby’ at Afraha – VIDEO

Opposition leader Raila Odinga arrived in style at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru County to watch the Mashemeji derby pitting his favourite local team Gor Mahia against AFC Leopards.

Fresh from attending the Labour Day celebrations at Uhuru Park, Odinga landed at the middle of the pitch aboard one of the two choppers, to the delight of the thousands of the fans who thronged the venue to witness arguably one of the most popular events on the Kenyan sporting calendar.

He was accompanied by Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, Makadara lawmaker George Aladwa, football legend Joe Kadenge and SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri.

The choppers landed on the pitch at half-time, with the scores goalless and both teams in the dressing room for the half-time pep talk.

A former player and die hard fan, Odinga seldom misses this fixture.

Some of the fans at following the match. PHOTO | DAVID KWALIMWA
Some of the fans at following the match. PHOTO | DAVID KWALIMWA

He has also chipped into his pocket to support these two teams – the most popular in the country – in the recent past.

Leopards and Gor Mahia are battling for the right to face English Championship side Hull City in an international friendly in Nairobi later this month.