Raila Odinga’s latest trip to the US has been the most promising among many he has done, new reports detail.
Odinga, who jets back to the country tomorrow has been in the US for ten days, during which he gave a speech at the CSIS as well as meeting congressional officials to Africa.
In a Thursday statement over his expedition in the US, Odinga stated that during his interaction a range of persons and institutions, he realized that his tour attracted great interest over Kenyan affairs.
He said on his Twitter page; “I have met leaders from the State Department, the Congress, and American professionals. I have briefed them on the situation in Kenya, and the kind of challenges we are facing following the bungled presidential elections.”
His sentiments rhyme with those conveyed by his advisor Salim Lone in an opinion piece published in the Star.
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In his view, Lone notes that Raila’s trip attracted incredible interest from persons keen on Kenya’s future.
He stated; “I have been with Raila on visits to the US before but there has never been such an extraordinary level of interest in him, from government as well as congressional officials to Africa, policy experts, Republican and Democratic electoral democracy building bodies IRI and NDI, and the Editorial Boards of the Washington Post and NY Times.”
According to Lone, Mark Bellamy’s remarks at the CSIS event captured the magnitude of how persons in the US capital perceived the Kenyan crisis.
Mr Odinga is expected back to the country Friday, alongside his running mate in the previous presidential polls Kalonzo Musyoka. The Opposition is reportedly planning a series of rallies even as the People’s Assembly ideal gains traction in NASA support bases across the country.