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A Lesson Of A '1992' Curse?; Kenya's Raila Odinga Has Lost 5 Presidential Elections - Massive Reactions

It is said the wise son brings joy to his father. It is also said that children should obey their parents in the lord; honour their fathers and mothers that their days on earth may be long as this is the first commandment with a promise.

History is a very important aspect of every country. The Kenyans have a wonderful history in their political development and this can not be ignored. Raila Odinga Is one of the most popular politicians in Africa. His father, Jamamogi Odinga, was also an influential politician during his time. His father had struggled a lot politically as he was in prison several times.

History has revealed that Raila Odinga's father was deeply saddened by the actions of his son and he cursed his son that even in Raila's old age, he will not become a President of Kenya. What did Raila Amolo Odinga do to merit those curses from his father?

Well, per the historical story available, Jamamogi Odinga was the first vice president in Kenya under Jomo Kenyatta. Jamamogi resigned to form his party but eventually failed to power. It is said that Jamamogi was polygamous and had several children, including Raila Odinga.

Interestingly, In 1992, Jamamogi discovered that Raila was competing withing him for a takeover and so he cursed his son who later became a Prime Minister or Vice President just like his father.

It is sad to note that Raila lost the fight to become a president in five elections. The support of the current president, Uhuru Kenyatta, could not change the destiny of Raila Odinga. Uhuru had been blessed by his father, Jomo. On the other hand, Raila has been 'historically' cursed by his father, Jamamogi.

There have been massive reactions to the discussion as commentators seem to believe that the curse might have worked. Other people were saddened about how Raila has continuously lost elections even at his age. Is this the lesson of a '1992' curse? Did his father truly curse him?

What are your thoughts on the ongoing discussion?

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