Odinga courting international support ahead of 2022

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Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is leaving nothing to chance as he prepares to take the fifth stab at the presidency next year August. On Wednesday, the ODM leader met a delegation of missions from the European Union (EU), the United Nations (EU), and the United States (US), in what is seen as an attempt to consolidate support from Kenya’s closest allies.

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The meeting which was hosted by the Danish Ambassador to Kenya Ole Thorne was also attended by Minority Whip Junet Mohammed and Ugenya MP Opiyo Wandayi.

”I’m encouraged by the sentiments of Ambassadors and Heads of Mission from the EU, UK, US, and UN regarding programs for our nation. Particularly on helping get the economy back on track to cushion livelihoods, support for democracy and, the fight against Covid-19,” Raila tweeted after the Wednesday mid-morning meeting.

At the meeting, the ODM leader is said to have outlined to the foreign envoys his agenda and long-term vision for the country as well as explaining to them how critical his BBI project with the Head of State was.

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Even though he has not declared intention to run for the top seat next year, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s men have made it known they want Mr. Odinga to continue the president’s legacy. This argument is also partly informed by Uhuru’s continuous efforts to unite the former opposition principals into a single coalition.

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