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Raila reveals what has kept him strong and youthful

By Eric Abuga | Published Sun, August 19th 2018 at 18:15, Updated August 19th 2018 at 18:26 GMT +3
Raila Odinga and others before the inter-county men football final match on Saturday. [Eric Abuga, Standard]

National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga has attributed his youthful physique and strong muscles to continued sporting.

Raila, an Arsenal fan says other than his love for football and the gym, he is a great athlete.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the week long inter-county games and cultural activities in Gusii Stadium, Raila said he ran the 400 meters hurdles.

A discipline he undertook to his day at the University.

The veteran politician says he also loved participating in triple jump, commonly referred to as hop, step and jump.

“Am now playing tennis and squash. This is part of the reason why I always look young and energetic."

In his speech at the event, he called on County Governments to nurture young talents and have children join sports at an early age.

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The event was attended by football veterans Elijah Onsika, George Sunguti and Henry Motego.

Area Governor James Ongwae also recounted his footballing days, saying he was an unyielding defender.

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