Disbelief as Kisumu man sells land to support Uhuru’s campaigns

Michael Odongo hopes to raise Sh 300,000 to thank Uhuru

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Michael Odongo. /SDE

A 50-year-old man from Kisumu County has shocked residents after selling his two acre piece of land so as to raise funds to support President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election bid.

Michael Odongo sold each acre at KSh 100,000 but his target is KSh 300,000 which he will donate to the Head of State.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta during his tour of Kisii on June 6, 2017. PHOTO: PSCU

According to a report by The Standard, Odongo said he also hopes to mobilise votes for the Jubilee Party head and is aiming at raising at least 3,000 votes in the region.

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He said Uhuru saved him from life imprisonment in 2001 when serving time at Nakuru Main Prison for robbery with violence.

The story becomes even interesting considering the region is the National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s backyard and votes him almost to the person.

This is happening just days after a similar incident in Meru county, where an elderly man shocked residents after vowing to sell land to support Uhuru’s campaign.

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The 78-year-old who was identified as Zablon Mukiira said had he was planning to sell off his plot for KSh 10 Million, his bull and three sheep and hand over the funds to Uhuru.

He said he had planned to hand over the cash to President Kenyatta when he tours the region. Word however reached Uhuru about the saga and personally asked him not to dispose off the land.

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