Kenyans online react to Reggae DJ Kriss Darlin kneeling before Raila Odinga

Kenyans have since taken to social media to react to a now viral video of popular Reggae DJ Kriss Darlin kneeling before Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga.

The DJ on Sunday went down on his knees while addressing Mr. Odinga during a rally organized by ODM in Kibra to unveil candidates that have expressed interest in succeeding deceased area Member of Parliament Ken Okoth.

“I have heard that there are many young men in Parliament fighting Baba (Raila), allow me as their fellow youth to go fight them in there as you wait to fight in 2022,” said the Jamrock host to the veteran politician while on his knees.

“Let them shoot me, if it means that you remain and lead in 2022…I ask that you hold my hand Baba…” he added, to massive cheers from the crowd, as he stood up to shake the hands of Mr. Odinga and other ODM officials present including Secretary General Edwin Sifuna.

DJ Kriss Darlin is now among 26 aspirants set to battle it out for the ODM party ticket in nominations set for Saturday, ahead of the by-election slated for November 7, 2019.

Taking to Twitter, a section of Kenyans castigated the reggae DJ for his actions, while another faction supported him.

Outspoken Kenyan songstress Suzzana Owiyo, for instance, stated that “I don’t see the problem in kneeling down. Kriss Darling needed to prove himself at the moment” adding that “In a podium like that & being new in the game, you must find a way to be different.”

Bel Akinyi reiterated the singer’s comments saying “…politics is about strategy, that kneeling has now made Kriss Darling the talk of town, you must stand out.”

Others such as Denogrant however said: “It would make more sense if Kriss Darling knelt before the Kibra people and not Raila Odinga.”

You must now teach your children, that whatever it is, they must never bring themselves to the abyssmal low Kriss Darling happened yesterday,” said Kenneth Okwaroh.

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