YAKIMA, Wash - Yakima Mayor Dave Edler is flexing his political muscle halfway around the world.
Wednesday, the former Seattle Mariner is going to Kenya to help a friend campaign for a seat in the country's parliament.
Edler was busy this afternoon running some last minute errands. He bought some soccer balls and Yakima pins that he plans to give away.
About a year ago, Edler befriended a pastor from Northern Kenya. Together, they are planning a soccer tournament in conjunction with a big political rally.
Edler says he's started taking special medication to prevent malaria and typhoid.
The whole trip will be about three weeks long.