A young talented artiste Sheilah Sheldon has impressed supporters of the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party after she perfectly drew a portrait of Raila Odinga leading Kenyans to what can be described as the biblical Canaan.
In the portrait, the 77-year-old Raila Odinga who is giving his fifth and perhaps last attempt at the presidency is seen holding a walking stick like the biblical Moses who led Israelites from Egypt across the Red Sea.
The 2022 presidential election front runner is further seen leading Kenyans to cross the Red Sea.
Although Moses did not enter the Promised Land, Raila in the run-up to the 2017 General Election declared himself the Joshua who would lead Kenyans to Canaan from Egypt in the hands of Pharaoh.
In what appears that Raila will succeed outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta in the drawing, the former Prime Minister is seen taking an oath to be the fifth President of the Republic of Kenya.
Behind him, is the image of the State House with its wall painted white perfectly representing the House on the Hill (the promised land).
The artiste, in a statement posted on her social media, urged Kenyans to maintain peace before, during, and after the much-anticipated General Election.
“Working on a project for Raila Odinga what can you see! We will still remain Kenyans even after the elections. Choose peace, my sisters and brothers. Amani Kenya,” she said.
In the run-up to the 2017 General Election, Raila declared himself the Biblical Joshua who would lead Kenyans to the Promised Land.
“I am a first among equals. I will be the Joshua that will take you to Canaan. And when I am there, my job here will be done,” the then National Super Alliance (NASA) flag bearer said at Uhuru’s park.
The Canaan promised by the former Prime Minister, in this instance, can be construed to be a better Kenya.
Probably Odinga implied that having been in the government, he knows firsthand the problems facing Kenya including runaway corruption, and the high cost of living among others.
Others in the race are the Roots Party of Kenya George Wajackoyah as well as David Mwaure Waihiga of the Agano Party.