Supporters of Opposition leader Raila Odinga are searching for a mole who leaked a video of him wearing a Santa hat while “drunkenly” proposing a toast at a Christmas party.
The video shows the NASA principal slurring his words while making the speech at a “male dominated party”.
Raila, defeated in presidential elections earlier this year – told his cheering supporters not to abandon their quest for power and to stay true “to the cause of reaching Canaan”.
Furious supporters of the Opposition leader say the video is innocuous and is being used by his enemies to discredit him.
“What’s the hullabaloo of the video of Raila drunk?” one Twitter supporter commented.
“He is enjoying himself with his friends. It’s not a state office. Happiness starts from within. The betrayer is one who took the video. Do what you like so long as nobody’s right is infringed.”
Tensions have risen in Kenya since the Supreme Court nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in August, citing irregularities.
Raila challenged the results and the court ordered a fresh vote in October which he boycotted, citing a lack of electoral reforms.
His absence meant that Uhuru won the repeat vote although Raila and his supporters have refused to accept the result.
In November, he called international intervention into Kenya’s election crisis, saying at least 30 of his supporters had been killed by police and militia since his return from an overseas trip.
Adopted from Star.co.ke