NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga who promised to take Kenyans to Canaan was on Wednesday spotted praying at Israel’s Wailing Wall.
The opposition presidential candidate was walking in the footsteps of the Biblical Joshua as he promised to deliver Kenyans from their hardships by winning the August 8 General Elections. He and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka will face President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto on the ballot.
Kenya’s Joshua as Raila has been dubbed in recent weeks wrote on Twitter saying:
“Few know my history with this Holy Site. The Western Wall is the pulpit of the Temple of Solomon and is said to have been built over 5,000 years ago. The 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.”
The former prime minister was seen wearing a Kippah and holding a bible in the pictures floating around on social media.
A kippah is a brimless cap customarily required to be worn by Jewish men not just during prayer but throughout the day.
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The Wailing Wall or Western Wall is the most religious site in the world for the Jewish people. It is located in the Old City of Jerusalem and is the western support wall of the Temple Mount.
The wall is divided into two sections, one area for males and the other for females of which thousands of people make trips each year to visit and recite prayers.
While in Isreal, Kenya’s Joshua has delivered an address at the Truman Institute on democratization, religion and the pursuit of peace in Africa.