Odinga in UK to deliver university lectures, discuss politics


JOHANNESBURG, May 14 – Former Kenyan Prime Minister, and current opposition leader, Raila Odinga has left the country for a one-week visit to the United Kingdom.

As a guest of Cambridge Union and Oxford Union universities, Odinga is expected to deliver a speech on Tuesday and Thursday. On Wednesday, Odinga will hold a meeting with UK Minister for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Kenya’s Daily Nation reported.

On Friday Odinga will also meet Kenyan compatriots, based in the UK, at London’s Greenwood Lecture Theatres of King’s College.

While it’s unclear what the agenda of the meetings will be, it seems Kenyan politics will be at the center of discussion, specifically the new handshake deal with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The Orange Democratic Movement leader is accompanied on this trip by Nyando MP Jared Odoyo Okello.

– African News Agency (ANA)