A man hangs onto a chopper carrying Cord leader Raila Odinga in Meru. /COURTESY
The Meru man who hung onto Raila Odinga’s chopper as it took off after a rally at Maili Tatu on Thursday says he is a diehard supporter of the opposition leader.
Julius Mwithalii, who is set to be charged with attempting suicide, on Friday said he wanted to go with Mr Odinga to his home and hopefully secure a job.
He jumped off the chopper when it flew low at Athimba Primary School in Igembe South before he took a boda boda to his home, about 15 kilometres from the Maili Tatu grounds.
Mr Mwithalii, who was unperturbed while speaking to the media at the Maua Police Station, was arrested at Muringene on Friday morning.
He said he had prepared for the daredevil ride when he learned from radio stations that Mr Odinga would be visiting the area.
Source: Daily Nation