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Boy Who Gifted Raila State House Model Hurt After Azimio Returns it to Him



Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga expressed gratitude after the crowd passed a State House sketch to him during a rally on Sunday.

“This is State House. It will be my residence and my running mate Martha Karua will have an office here,” an elated Raila said.

Unknown to him, Masten Wellington Otieno, a 14-year-old boy, was behind the impressive art work that stole the show in the rally at the William Ole Ntimama Stadium in Narok.

Masten told the Nation that he loves the former Prime Minister so much and that’s why he decided to make a State House for him.

“I have made several artworks such as buses and I have even made a model of my dream house but the ‘State House’ was my biggest project.

“When I shared the vision of constructing the ‘State House’ with my mum, she was impressed but she told me that it will not be possible because she did not have money for the materials,” Otieno added.

His mother, Jael Achieng, however, did everything to support his son’s talent. At least Ksh6,000 was spent on the project.

When Masten and his mother heard that Raila would be touring Narok, they prepared for the day and were ready to hand over the gift.

However, the could not access the podium.

Some people took the sketch and gave it to Raila.

But what left Masten discouraged is that his gift was returned to him after the gathering yet he wanted Raila to keep it until he enters the real State House after the August 9 presidential election.

He is now asking the Azimio team to allow him to personally hand over the gift to the ODM leader.