National Super Alliance (NASA) Presidential candidate, Raila Odinga over the weekend left the country for Israel to attend an international conference.
When Raila was named Opposition presidential candidate, he said he would be the Joshua who would deliver Kenyans from their hardships.
The ODM leader has now shared photos while praying at the Western Wall, one of Israel’s most popular religious sites in Jerusalem leaving Kenyans startled.
Odinga the posted a letter for Kenyans on social media explaining his history with this Holy Site which has visited severally.
Letter from Jerusalem
This week I travelled to The Holy Land to deliver an address on Democracy, Religion and Peace in Africa. While in Jerusalem I visited the Western Wall.
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 5000 years ago. This 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 sto…ry 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.
I began the tradition of writing down my wishes for this country during my time in Detention. For those of you who may not know Detention is a miserable place with time mostly spent alone. You are completely alone for 23 out of 24 hours of the day.
Those days it would take sometimes six months to pass letters between my loved ones and myself. With a lot of time on my hands, I used to write down the many wishes I had for the people of Kenya. Every time I visit, I take one of those wishes and place it on the wall.
President Uhuru Kenyatta also visited the wall in 2016 while in Jerusalem and Donald Trump is also expected to visit the wall on May 22.