Kenyans have remained baffled after a two-hour fundraiser for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election campaign raised sh500 million.
The gala dinner held at Safari Park in Nairobi on Friday night sent the President to prayers after the amount was raised in such short notice.
He offered to lead in prayers after the fundraiser was over and thanked all those who attended the dinner.
Uhuru said he is optimistic of defending his seat for another term.
The dinner had about 500 people who were in attendance.
The organizers through Friends of Jubilee Foundation lobby now say that they are expecting to raise a similar amount in the next two weeks.
The lobby comprises of big names in the country.
Business magnate and prominent advocate John PN Simba (chairman), Titus Ibui (secretary), SportPesa architect Paul Ndung’u (treasurer), Equity Bank founder Peter Munga (member), CMC director Joel Kibe (member), business mogul Peter Muthoka (member) and Pius Ngugi (member).
Others are billionaire Mary Wambui Mungai, a business woman with massive interests across Africa, ICT guru and Karachuonyo MP James Rege, Antony Mwaura, an engineer with massive influence in the construction industry, and Mombasa-based billionaire Suleiman Shabbhal;. Mombasa-based billionaire Sam Kairu, events management guru Maina Wandere of Wonderjoy and his advertising counterpart Stanly Kinyanjui of Magnet Ventures.
With campaigns now entering home stretch, it is a common practice across the world for political parties especially those fronting Presidential candidates to hold fundraisers.
NASA is scheduled to hold is fundraiser on June 19.