Raila meets Indonesian President, discusses infrastructure development

African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development Raila Odinga today met Indonesia President Joko Widodo during the Indonesia-Africa Infrastructure Dialogue in Bali. Earlier, Raila held talks with Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi on “increased and improved collaboration between Africa and Indonesia in various sectors”. Present during the meeting were the host nation’s Ambassadors to Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa. The Indonesia-Africa Infrastructure Dialogue is a platform for the business community, government officials and other stakeholders from Indonesia and Africa aimed at ensuring collaboration in the infrastructure sector. The forum will be…

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I will run for Presidency, declares Kivutha Kibwana

Professor Kivutha Kibwana, the current County Governor of Makueni, on Thursday, declared his interest in running for the country’s top seat. Speaking during the Fifth Annual Tobong’u Lore (meaning welcome home) in Turkana County, Kivutha reminded the audience that he had, earlier, mentioned the same thing. He reinforced this announcement in the presence of Deputy President William Ruto, a man who is leaving no chances in his quest to succeed his boss, Uhuru Kenyatta. Kivutha Kibwana implored on Ruto to join the handshake bandwagon and join Raila Odinga in uniting…

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Ex-Raila aide Owalo resigns from ODM

Former Raila aide and Kibra MP aspirant has resigned from ODM. The Nairobi-based lawyer and consultant who worked as Raila Odinga’s strategist in 2007 and 2013 general elections wrote to the Registrar of Political Parties on Tuesday seeking to be struck out of ODM membership list. “My resignation is informed by the fact that my political ideology, convictions and belief no longer has convergence or depict any congruence and common denominator with that of the ODM party; its value –orientation and practices,” Owalo wrote. “I, therefore, request that you facilitate…

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Governors implicated in corruption should step aside, Raila says

Governors implicated in corruption should step aside, ODM leader Raila Odinga has said. Raila made the remarks when he met outgoing UK High Commissioner Nic Hailey at Capitol Hill office. “Saying farewell to Rt Hon @RailaOdinga this morning. It was good to hear him say, as the UK has also done, that leaders charged with corruption need to step aside from their offices, including those Governors who have been indicted,” Hailey said. This is a position held by the UK government and Hailey in March said the government should scale…

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