Politicians vying for various seats in the upcoming General Election rely heavily on funeral Harambee to sell their manifesto to the electorates.
At the funeral, the politicians rush to eulogize mourners through funeral contributions to gain support.
However, this was not the case for Mathira parliamentary aspirant who moved mourners after he donated KSh 50 during the burial fundraiser.
Daniel Kiige had on Saturday, June 25, attended the Harambee funeral in Kiamwangi village in Mathira Constituency.
The 21-year-old moved mourners after he gave out a KSh 100 note and demanded KSh 50 change as a fare back home.
Just like a poor widow who was praised by Jesus after she gave out only two coins, the mourners praised him for his generous contribution.
“I felt relieved. You know there is a sense of obligation once you get somewhere I had remained with only KSh 100 bob and intended KSh 50 bob to be my fare back home in fact it was even not enough My fare from town is KSh 70 bob, so I talked with a rider and he understood me,
“You know I believe in giving what one has even what is seemingly small to the eyes of the people, but in return, I feel I have done my part in that particular moment. I believe in helping whatever capacity one is in any situation,” Kiige said.
Kiige’s challenger on the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party candidate Eric Wamumbi asked him to withdraw from the race saying he will offer him a job.
Wamumbi who had given thousands was however booed by locals terming his remarks as demeaning.