In Summary
  • Mr Odinga's spoken has given clarifications on his new role as the African Union's High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa.
  • To provide the required leadership in this critical area, and in line with his previous pronouncements, the ODM boss says he will not engage in succession politics ahead of 2022.
  • Mr Odinga earlier indicated that he will continue to engage in local politics despite his new diplomatic job.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga will not engage in succession politics ahead of the 2022 general election.

Mr Odinga's spokesman Dennis Onyango said this in a statement on Monday, while giving clarifications on his new role as the African Union's High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa.

"CRITICAL ROLE"

Mr Onyango gave the explanation following "numerous enquiries" about the future of the leader of the Orange Democratic Movement, where politics and the demands of the AU job are concerned.

"Mr Odinga wants to dedicate the next couple of years to building infrastructure across the continent through his new office and uniting Kenyans through the Building Bridges Initiative," the spokesman said.

He gave the following clarifications:

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