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Why Raila had to remove this red jacket before interview – VIDEO

Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga on Monday removed a red jacket he had worn ahead of a radio interview.

Mr Odinga had showed up for the Radio Jambo interview in a red jacket, but on realising it will be broadcasted on Facebook Live, quickly removed it.

The opposition leader said the red jacket could potentially mislead Kenyans into thinking he has joined the Jubilee Party – whose main color is red.

“Nitoe hii jacket ya red?…watasema nimehama. Haya shika hiyo,” said Mr Odinga while handing over his jacket to an aide amid chuckles.


Radio Jambo presenter Gidi joined in the laugh by commenting that Kenyans would think Mr Odinga has defected Jubilee Party.

The interview was held at Mr Odinga’s Karen home on Monday morning for the Gidi na Ghost Asubuhi show.

Red jackets are synonymous with Jubilee leaders, although theirs have white sleeves and the party symbol printed at the back.

Mr Odinga, during the interview, said their intention to protect their votes during voting and tallying is nothing new in election history because every party is allowed to have agents in polling stations.

He condemned what he termed as previous incidents where opposition’s agents were intimidated and chased away, paving way for election malpractice.