+ Post your Story

For Enquiries Chat with us on Whatsapp on 0712 538 802

News
VIDEO: Governor Joho gets a new name after receiving blessings from Kisii elders
By AR, E.Ombati | Updated Jul 27, 2017 at 15:15 EAT
video-governor-joho-gets-a-new-name-after-receiving-blessings-from-kisii-elders
Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho

As the campaign season hits its climax, political leaders are traversing the whole country in search for votes, probably to consolidate ‘strongholds’ and convince the undecided minorities to vote for them.

Few politicians have gone the extent of speaking in other languages in order to connect with the communities they are speaking to. An example is NASA flagbearer Raila Odinga's visit to Kiambu County.

Earlier in 2017, Kenyans witnessed the naming of a new ‘Luhya Kingpin’ at the Bukhungu Stadium, presided over by COTU boss Francis Atwoli. According to Atwoli, he had taken leave just to make the event happen – announcing NASA leader Musalia Mudavadi as the community’s leader.

Leaders have taken the initiative to identify themselves with a particular community, practising their customs which includes dressing as them.

The latest entrant into this campaign strategy is Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho.

He was installed as a Kisii elder in a graceful ceremony held in Mombasa. Bosire was the name he was given as he received blessings from the elders. He was told to feel free and interact more with the Kisii community and promised to visit the county and built a hut for himself.

 


This is a citizen journalism website. The views expressed here do not represent that of the Standard Group Ltd. Read the terms and conditions
COMMENTS
Related Stories
Popular Stories
Top Contibutors
Kevinkabingu

Kevinkabingu

Hillary  Gisore

Hillary Gisore

Fay  Ngina

Fay Ngina

Clive  Olero

Clive Olero

Charles  Kipsang Chepsikor

Charles Kipsang Chepsikor

Sibamokey  Marwan

Sibamokey Marwan