One Love: President Kenyatta gets down to Bob Marley's hit as he campaigns for Raila in Mombasa
The good thing about music is that when it hits you, you feel no pain.
This is one of many quotes left behind by legendary Reggae artist Bob Marley that perfectly encapsulates how people will always find music significant in their lives, whether for enjoyment in listening, the emotional response and performing or in President Uhuru's case using the creative art to mobilise voters.
The soon-to-be former Head of State is currently the talk of the town after a Thursday night tour of Mombasa Old Town saw him nonchalantly dancing to the rhythm and sounds of Bob Marley's 'One Love' song in Mombasa County as he continued to drum up support for his preferred successor, Raila Odinga.
Flanked by outgoing Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and the region's aspiring governor candidate Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir, Mr. Kenyatta sought to use the active and youthful exuberance of the Reggae genre to rally area residents behind the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance frontman.
Always one to understand the assignment, once the DJ finished his riveting session, President Kenyatta quickly got down to the secondary objective that had brought him to Mombasa, campaigning for Mr. Odinga. He had initially arrived in the coastal town to commission a number
of development projects in the coastal county.
"Tarehe 9 mapema na asubuhi tupige kura ndio mimi niweze kuachia kiti ya urais ya Kenya Raila Odinga," he said much to the jubilation of area residents who nodded and cheered in agreement.
Despite earlier botching a freestyle attempt, Joho shared the same sentiments with President Kenyatta while also soliciting support for Nassir.
The Head-of-State and his acquaintances soon after disappeared into the velvety darkness of Mombasa's night as quickly as they had arrived.
Odinga and his running mate, Martha Karua, are currently on a tour of the Coast where they are expected to conclude the trip at Tononoka grounds in Mombasa. This will be one of the final opportunities that the pair will have to convince supporters to back them on the ballot on Tuesday.
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