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Narok teenager who build Raila Odinga’s model State House gift

by Amos Khaemba

Master Wellington Otieno, a Form Three student at Masikonde Day Secondary School, in Narok town, is the brain behind the State House model that was gifted to the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga.

In an exclusive interview with The Nation, on Monday, May 23, Otieno revealed how he came up with the idea of modeling the State House for his preferred presidential candidate.

“I have made several artworks such as buses and I have even made a model of my dream house but the ‘State House’ was my biggest project,” Otieno told The Daily Nation.

“When I shared the vision of constructing the ‘State House’ with my mum, she was impressed but she told me that it will not be possible because she did not have money for the materials,” Otieno added.

The teenager revealed that the ‘State House’, project cost him Ksh 6, 000 of which was a donation from his church pastor.

On hearing that the 2022 presidential front runner will be in Narok County, Otieno and his mother Jael Achieng took a tuk-tuk for Sh400 and off they headed to William ole Ntimama Stadium to present the gift to the ODM leader.

But they did not have the chance to present it by themselves as people in the crowd snatched it and took it to the dias.

“Hawa vijana leo wamenipatia statehouse, wameamua kuniingiza leo hii. Wamesema Leo hii kwamba hii itakuwa maskani yangu na Martha atakuwa na ofisi kule ndani,(These youths have given the State House Kenya portrait, they have said they want by residence to be in state house)”Raila said without knowing it was the work of the 17-year-old teenager.

Even though Otieno was delighted that the gift was delivered to Raila, he remains disappointed after the gift was returned to him.

“I still want to present this gift to him in person so that he keeps it until he ascends to the real State House. I would also love to visit the real State House and even meet the current occupant, President Uhuru Kenyatta,” Otieno narrated.

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