The number plates of cars being used by ODM leader Raila Odinga and One Kenya Alliance (OKA) principals has triggered a heated debate online.
On Monday, photos of the Toyota SUVs with almost-similar registration numbers emerged on social media, leaving Kenyans online in confusion.
The pictures taken during recent campaign rallies showed Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi, and Moses Wetang’ula atop cars with sequential number plates; KCY 473H, KCY474H, and KCY475H.
“Government vehicles for OKA and ODM? Or it’s just a coincidence?” Soy MP Caleb Kositany tweeted on Monday.
Social media users questioned how the political leaders have vehicles with sequential number plates, with most of them saying they are government cars.
@Makauwamuli wrote, “Could Raila Odinga and OKA be a government project?? Car registration to Raila and OKA principals raises serious questions.”
@benn_macharia posted, “They are all government projects.”
But Polycarp Hinga, a Jubilee Party member of staff, noted that Odinga, Musyoka, and Mudavadi are entitled to State cars by virtue of being former Prime Minister and Vice Presidents respectively.
“According to the Retirement Benefits Act the State is required by law to provide them with two saloon cars not exceeding 2000cc and one SUV not exceeding 3000cc every four years,” he wrote.
Odinga was also recently pictured on a campaign trail in a vehicle bearing a government number plate.