Raila celebrates Christmas with street children at his Kisumu home [PHOTOS]

ODM leader Raila Odinga hosts orphans at a Christmas party in Kisumu on Friday, December 24, 2021.
ODM leader Raila Odinga hosts orphans at a Christmas party in Kisumu on Friday, December 24, 2021.

Raila Odinga, leader of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), hosted orphans at her Kisumu home for a Christmas party.

Speaking to the media at the event, Raila stated that it is important for Kenyans to embody the spirit of Christmas that gives and makes the needy feel that they are a part of society.

Disguised as Santa Claus, Raila mingled with the children invited to the party, singing songs and playing games and sharing gifts.

On Friday, 24 December 2021, the ODM leader urged Kenyans to remember and give their time and other resources to helping children who are disadvantaged this festive season.

ODM leader Raila Odinga hosts orphans at a Christmas party in Kisumu on Friday, December 24, 2021.

“These are orphans and the disadvantaged, and we want to make them feel happy and part of society. It's charitable and it's being done all over the world.

"It is also a day when we remember the birth of Jesus Christ, and the life of Jesus Christ is a life of charity, sacrifice, giving and helping the needy," the ODM leader said.

Later, Raila will attend a street Christmas party organized by the Kisumu County Government led by Governor Anyang' Nyong'o.

Reports implied that Raila will burn the Christmas tree in Kisumu together with Governor Nyong'o'.

Later, the county government plans to share food with the needy who will attend the event on Friday night, December 24.

ODM leader Raila Odinga hosts orphans at a Christmas party in Kisumu on Friday, December 24, 2021.
ODM leader Raila Odinga hosts orphans at a Christmas party in Kisumu on Friday, December 24, 2021.

ODM leader Raila Odinga hosts orphans at a Christmas party in Kisumu on Friday, December 24, 2021.

However, eligible residents will have to purchase food and beverages from vendors who are allowed to sell during the event.

Residents will also have to pay Ksh 200 to enter the secluded venue for live band performances.

The county government announced that it has closed three streets in Kisumu for two days as it is holding a Christmas party.

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