In Summary
  • Mr Odinga, who left the country for London on Wednesday night, will deliver the one-hour lecture titled “Kenya’s Next Test: Democracy, Elections and the Rule of Law” at Chatham House in London.

  • Mr Odinga will also hold talks with a host of UK politicians as well as the business community.

  • Early Thursday, Mr Odinga held talks with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

Nasa leader Raila Odinga will on Friday afternoon give a lecture on the political situation in the country at a public forum in the UK.

Mr Odinga, who left the country for London on Wednesday night, will deliver the one-hour lecture titled “Kenya’s Next Test: Democracy, Elections and the Rule of Law” at Chatham House in the English capital.

A statement signed by Mr Odinga’s spokesman Dennis Onyango Thursday said the opposition chief would also hold talks with a host of UK politicians as well as the business community.

“Mr Odinga arrived in the UK today and is scheduled to meet leaders drawn from both within and outside government, business and politics,” read the statement.

Early Thursday, Mr Odinga held talks with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

WISE COUNSEL

The talks, according to Mr Odinga’s office, focused on the unfolding political situation in the country.

Mr Odinga posted a picture of himself and the head of the Anglican Church in the world on his Twitter account, saying: “I value greatly the wise counsel that Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, imparted when I paid a courtesy call on him this morning,” read the tweet.

According to Mr Odinga’s office, the archbishop, on whose request the meeting was held, expressed genuine worries about things in the country and wished Kenyans success in dealing with the challenges.

Nasa leader Raila Odinga

Nasa leader Raila Odinga with former UN Deputy Secretary-General Lord Mark Brown in the UK on October 12, 2017. PHOTO | COURTESY

Mr Odinga also posted another picture of himself and former UN Deputy Secretary-General Lord Mark Brown with whom he held talks later in the day. “My meeting with former UN Deputy Secretary-General yielded valuable insights into Kenya’s political situation,” Mr Odinga stated.

ROY STEWART

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