On Friday, May 27, Raila Odinga’s wife posted photos of her meeting Wellington in the company of his family members.
The 2022 presidential front-runner’s wife promised to ensure that Wellington Otieno remains in school together with other talented children.
“Today I am inspired by a form 3 student at Masikonde Day School in Narok who designed & built a miniature State House Kenya dummy.”
“Art strengthens critical thinking, through Linda Kesho, I commit to ensuring that Wellington and other talented children like him stay in school,” Mama Ida said on Twitter.
The meeting came after the teenager expressed disappointment after the gift was returned to him even after spending time and resources to make it.
“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 had said.
While receiving the gift alongside his running mate, Narc Kenya leader, Martha Karua, Raila stated that the gift was a testament that Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya will emerge victorious in the August polls.
“What is that? Is it the State House?” he marveled. “Give it to Martha. Come so that we can stand next to our State House. That will be my residence and Martha will have an office inside it. Come we take a photo with our State House,” Raila started.
But Otieno’s mother would later express her disappointment over the treatment of her son after gifting Raila during a rally on May 22. She alleged that a youth group was recognized for the state House dummy yet her son built it himself.
“I was saddened when I saw it being reported that a group of youth from Narok gifted Raila the ‘State House’ yet it was my son who made it single-handedly,” She said.