Raila ‘Joshua’ in Holy Land and Facebook lights up – PHOTOS
Opposition leader Raila ‘Joshua’ Odinga on Wednesday shared photos of his prayer session at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Mr Odinga is in Israel attending an international conference where he will deliver an address on Democracy, Religion and Peace in Africa.
He has often likened himself to Joshua, the biblical general who guided jews through the desert to their so called promised land in Canaan.
Mr Odinga is campaigning for the presidency with a pledge to guide Kenyans to better times.
“The Western Wall is the pulpit of the Temple Of Solomon and is said to have been built over 5000 years ago. This site is sacred to all three Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Islam and Christianity and to me it is a very strong symbolism of strength and unity. The story goes that you write your wish on a piece of paper, stick it on the wall and say a prayer and the message goes directly to God.
“For those of you who may not know detention is a miserable place with time mostly spent alone. You are completely alone for 23 out of 24 hours of the day. Those days it would take sometimes six months to pass letters between my loved ones and myself. With a lot of time on my hands, I used to write down the many wishes I had for the people of Kenya. Every time I visit, I take one of those wishes and place it on the wall,” Mr Odinga explained.
His pictures elicited excitement on social media. Here are a few.