Presidential candidate Raila Odinga to UK trip accompanied by Peter Keneth among other top politicians.
ODM leader and hopeful Presidential candidate Raila Odinga left the country on Sunday, March 13, for a five-day working tour of the United Kingdom.
The former prime minister’s journey comes only days after his political foe, Deputy President William Ruto, made a similar trip to the west, raising a number of issues with the international world, including election cheating.
Raila’s press secretary, Dennis Onsarigo, said the veteran politician will meet with top UK government officials as well as Kenyans living in the country.
In his UK trip, Mr. Odinga is accompanied by eight of his close allies in the Azimio la Umoja coalition.
List of politicians accompanying Presidential candidate Raila Odinga
Peter Kenneth- former Gatanga MP
Hassan Joho- Mombasa governor
Charity Ngilu- Kitui governor
Lee Kinyanjui- Nakuru governor
Wycliffe Oparanya- Kakamega governor
James Orengo- Siaya senator
Junet Mohamed- Suna East MP
Ben Agina- Railas advisor on international affairs and diaspora engagement
Raila will meet with James Heappey, the UK Minister of Armed Forces, on Tuesday, March 15.
He will participate in a number of television interviews on the same day.
Later in the day, he will meet with Theo Clarke, the Prime Minister’s trade envoy to Kenya, at the Westminster.
He will meet Lord Tarif Ahmad, the UK Minister for South Asia, North Africa, the United Nations, and the Commonwealth, on March 16 at the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO).
On the same day, the presidential candidate will speak at Chatham House about his vision for Kenya and his presidential ambitions.
In the evening, Raila will travel to the Emirates Stadium to watch a football match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool.