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Hallowed be thy name: Photos of Raila Odinga praying in Israel emerge and the internet blows up

By Wesley Kipng'enoh | Wednesday, May 10th 2017 at 12:11


Photos of NASA presidential flagbearer Raila Odinga praying while on his trip in Israel have emerged.

In the photos the former Kenyan Prime Minister is seen holding a Bible and in the other picture he’s deep in prayer. On his head is white Kippah, a brimless cap won by Jewish in some of their customary practices.

He had visited one of Israel's most popular religious sites in Jerusalem -The Western Wall.


Also called the Wailing Wall, the Western Wall is believed to be the closest spot to Solomon’s original temple and the Holy of Holies (or Gate of Heaven), the place where Jewish prayer is directed.

The pictures emerge after creative Kenyans created memes tagging the presidential aspirant as “Joshua” a Biblical connotation.

Here are a few tweets that responded to the pictures:

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