Opposition leader Raila Odinga has challenged Kenyan youth to take up exercising as he hit the gym early Sunday morning.

Raila, a well-known fitness enthusiast and weightlifter, was in the company of Mvita MP Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir at an unidentified gym in Mombasa.

In a short video shared by the legislator, a smiling Raila Odinga is seen calling on young people to wake up and hit the gym.

The former Prime Minister was echoing Shariff’s sentiments after the MP had said: “8 o’clock in the morning and I’m with Right Honourable His Excellency Raila Odinga in the gym. Wakenya wengine, vijana wadogo wadogo wanalala lala tu.”

Raila added: “Vijana amkeni kwenda kufanya mazoezi. Ni saa ya mazoezi.”

The clip excited netizens on Instagram as they expressed their delight in seeing 72-Year-Old Raila breaking a sweat at the gym.

The Mvita MP is also a popular source of inspiration for fitness enthusiasts having undergone a remarkable transformation since joining the gym over a year ago.


Odinga and a host of NASA leaders were at the coast on Sunday for the inauguration of the Coast People’s Assembly at Sun ’N’ Sand Beach Resort in Kilifi County.

Check out the clip below.

Sunday motivation. With H.E Raila Amollo Odinga

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