Lugari MP Ayub Savula, who is running mate for the ODM Kakamega gubernatorial candidate Fernandes Barasa, doesn’t fail to make light moments out of the tension brought by the serious business of the search for votes.
Savula and members of the Azimio la Umoja brigade, including Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and his hopeful successor Fernandes Barasa, were seen chewing on the roots of the famous mukombero while chit-chatting at a rally in Matungu Sub-County on Monday.
“Back to the “roots” wachana na zile roots zingine za siasa… This is what we enjoy while on the campaign trail. OMUKOMBERO is its name. It makes “everything” better, see our faces,” Savula went on his social media accounts.
Mukombero, otherwise known as White’s ginger (Mondia whitei), has long existed in the Luhya community as a remedy to impotence in men besides being used as a herb for various ailments. Men chew it in the belief that it increases sex drive.
Barasa-Savula is facing off with ANC candidate, Cleophas Malala in the race to succeed Wycliffe Oparanya.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.