Raila’s Sh 1 Million a Plate Dinner Raises 150 Million

December 19, 2012

Prime minister Raila Odinga last night held an exclusive, Sh 1 million a plate dinner at a Nairobi hotel. The event, which lasted only 3 hours attracted over 100 guests and raised Sh 150 million. 

The actual dinner comprised of onion soup for starters, with the main meal having chicken, fish, ugali and potatoes. The event started at 8 pm, two hours after the 6 pm it was supposed to start. It ended just before 11 pm.

Among the invited guests were a deputy prime minister from Kosovo – a country with 6 deputy premiers, dignitaries from the people’s republic of China, Kenyan businesspeople Karim Popat (Simba Colt) and Tabitha Karanja (Keroche Breweries), politicians Anyang Nyong’o, Paul Otuoma among others. 
Tabitha Karanja lauded Raila for promoting local businesses. While introducing Popat, Raila recounted how the businessman gave him funds to buy his first car back in 1977.
The prime minister took his guests through his mission and vision for the country, with infrastructure and jobs top of his agenda. 

This was not the first campaign dinner that the prime minister hosted. Back in July, he hosted a Sh 100,000 dinner where he raised Sh 26 million. Ruto then followed, with his own dinner with a plate going for a similar amount. He raised 41 million. Kalonzo would soon follow, with his raising Sh 39 million.
© nairobiwire.com

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