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Kenyans on social media send heartfelt wishes to Raila on his birthday

By Wambui Mbuthia | Jan 7th 2018 | 3 min read

Kenyans on social media joined hands on January 7 to wish national super alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga a happy birthday. Raila, who reached 73 years in 2018 received messages from fellow leaders and supporters as well.

His birthday comes at the height of political uncertainty as his supporters wait for him to swear himself in as the people’s president. Raila has mentioned a date for the twice-postponed event at the end of the month.

Raila received a surprise birthday cake early on Sunday from Western NASA leaders prior to the Kakamega People's Assembly meeting.

The cake's decoration included a fist, the symbol of National Resistance Movement (NRM), a movement Raila started in an attempt to refuse the outcome of October 26 presidential repeat elections. 

Kenyans on twitter shook the platform with leaders wishing him all the best on his birthday.

Happy Birthday President Raila Odinga #HappyBirthdayRaila pic.twitter.com/EuEmIubCQC

— Babu Owino (@Babu_Owino) January 7, 2018

Dear God add a billion years of life to @RailaOdinga The People's President.
All of us could have been sold as slaves were it not Woud Luo.
Nyasaye Oriti Baba#HappyBirthdayRaila pic.twitter.com/mc9JpdIDmr— Hon Rachael Shebesh (@Rachael_Shebesh) January 7, 2018

Happy birthday to an incredible father ,Mentor and a leader that Kenyans are looking upto. Dear Baba @RailaOdinga ,We love you ,we appreciate all your struggles.God Bless You. #HappyBirthdayRaila pic.twitter.com/2yCYsLxibe— Raila Junior Odinga (@Railajunior) January 7, 2018

Happy Birthday President Raila Odinga #HappyBirthdayRaila pic.twitter.com/EuEmIubCQC— Babu Owino (@Babu_Owino) January 7, 2018

Supporters also took time to send goodwill messages to their preferred leader

Only one man has:
Lost his eyesight for KENYA
Lost his voice for KENYA
A damaged leg for KENYA
Only this one man has sacrificed his happiness for KENYA
The man is RAILA AMOLLO ODINGA.#HappyBirthdayBaba#HappyBirthdayRaila pic.twitter.com/ORg69EGIj1

— Morangwa Nyaachi (@Keithnyahach) January 7, 2018

Happy Birthday @RailaOdinga Thank you for always setting the pace and standards, for never giving up on Kenyans,and for being a symbol of hope to millions of Kenyans.
Long live Jakom ! #HappyBirthdayRaila pic.twitter.com/lE88TQeD7f— Gladys Mungai -The Goal Chaser (@gladysmungaii) January 7, 2018

On behalf of people of Homabay county, i would like to wish the enigma H. E @RailaOdinga a blissful birthday. Live long to lead kenya to the 3rd liberation. I wish you life of happiness ahead with abundant God's blessings
Happy birthday ???? ???? ???? #HappybirthdayRaila— Wakili (@luo_pundit) January 7, 2018

Just when our nation was losing hope on the fight against extra judicial executions you said KIBAKI TOSHA bringing to an end a 24 year DESPOTIC RULE of President Moi! We cherish your contributions @RailaOdinga #HBDBaba #HappyBirthdayRaila #HappyBirthdayBaba pic.twitter.com/zmdgua0bWk— Wakili Ochieng (@ItsOchieng) January 7, 2018

To the oppressed and abandoned, you are hope. To the orphaned, you are Baba. To the weak, you are their strength. To the Nasarites, you are Joshua. On behalf of those on this side of the weakening wall of Jericho, #HappyBirthdayRaila. We love you.— DC (@FrancisLimera) January 7, 2018

#HappybirthdayRaila. May God continue upholding you with wisdom. Your courage and dignity is what keeps us strong and [email protected]@RailaOdinga— prudence kendy (@kendicalvince) January 7, 2018

Happy birth day Raila Odinga.

Many of those who played a role; in your detention, house arrest, being tear gassed, wished and stealing your presidency as well as those who wished you death are long dead and forgotten.

Long live baba. #HappyBirthdayRaila #HBDBaba pic.twitter.com/z0hXsQSUSk— A Karani Onsomu (@erwoti) January 7, 2018

Happiest birthday the greatest leader this nation ever has #happybirthdayraila pic.twitter.com/SMJmu4gWya— Leboi Abdallah (@LeboiAbdallah) January 7, 2018

Happy birthday to his earthquakeness and people's president @RailaOdinga #HappybirthdayRaila pic.twitter.com/fYXLvcMRjy— plato (@plato_maxwell) January 7, 2018

Those against him did not waste the chance either

Happy Birthday to a man who does everything perfectly except winning an election.— NG'ANG'A THE BLOGGER, A FINE SON OF THE MOUNTAIN (@IamNjokiKelvin) January 7, 2018

Happy Birthday baba Fidel @RailaOdinga. Just drop that swearing-in nonsense. Sometimes you win some bouts by getting out of the ring. get out of the ring baba. Your nose is bleeding.— Robert ALAI (@RobertAlai) January 7, 2018

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