Alitumwa pesa na baba yake – SK Macharia shares first encounter with Raila

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 27 Jul, 2021 18:45 | 2 mins read
Muranga Senator Mwangi Wa Iria when he accompanied Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua, ODM leader Raila Odinga and his wife Idah Odinga to the home of businessman SK Mcharia in Gatanga on Tuesday, July 27.Photo/Twitter.

Business mogul and media owner, DR. SK Macharia has shared details of his first encounter with ODM leader Raila Odinga.

While addressing a congregation of leaders from across the country on Tuesday, July 27 during the Skiza Thanksgiving event at his home in Gatanga, Macharia revealed that he met Raila after Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, sent young Raila on an errand to his office.

Macharia also told the congregants that he was in a post-independence organisation dubbed Young Turks together with Siaya Senator James Orengo and Jaramogi Oginga.

"Orengo and I were in the Young Turks together. Jaramogi was also our elder in the Young Turks. He was the one we used to consult. In fact, I met Raila when the late Jaramogi wanted some money. He called me and we agreed. He sent Raila to come and collect the money," Macharia said.

He sent Raila to my office and I saw a young man. He told me he was sent by his father, I asked him who his father was and he said Jaramogi, I gave Raila the money and that's how we first met," Macharia added.

The media owner further revealed that it was Raila's father who plucked him from overseas where he had spent seven years working and studying to return to Kenya and help in the running of Kenya's first government in 1963.

"In 1963, there was an official from the Kenyan government who was sent overseas to recruit young Kenyans who would work for the government. And it was Raila's father who was in charged of the whole process," Macharia said.

"Actually, it was Jaramogi Oginga Odinga who convinced me to come back to Kenya and made me in charge of land transfers from settlers to Kenyans," Macharia added, stating he never allocated any of the land for himself.