Raila Odinga’s Throwback PHOTOS Win the Internet

March 29, 2019

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Thursday excited social media users when he took a trip down memory lane with pictures of his younger days.

Being a Thursday – when social media users share pictures from their past -, the ODM leader contributed to the popular TBT trend by sharing pictures of his time in Germany.

“Hanging out and catching a train ride in Magdeburg, Germany #Tbt,” Raila tweeted.

The vintage black and white photos were taken in the 1960s when Raila was studying on a scholarship at the technical Herder Institut, University of Leipzig in East Germany.

While studying in East Berlin during the Cold War, as a Kenyan, Raila was able to visit West Berlin through the Checkpoint Charlie. When visiting West Berlin, he reportedly used to smuggle goods not available in East Berlin and bring them to his friends in East Berlin.

Baba graduated in 1970 with an Msc (Masters of Science) and returned to Kenya the same year. In 1971 he established the Standard Processing Equipment Construction & Erection Ltd (later renamed East African Spectre), a company manufacturing liquid petroleum gas cylinders.

Raila’s photo drew hundreds of comments and thousands of likes as Kenyans on Twitter wowed at his little known pictorial history in Germany.

Here are some sampled reactions:

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