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Envoys urged to popularize Raila Odinga’s AU bid

Envoys urged to popularize Raila Odinga’s AU bid


Sunday May 26, 2024

KNA by Chris Mahandara

Kenya ambassadors across the continent have been directed to popularize Raila Odinga’s Africa Union Commission (AUC) chairmanship to ensure he clinches the seat come February 2025.

National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula said the envoys and retired emissaries have been directed to make use of their contacts in the different African countries to give impetus to the campaign.

“The envoys and those of us who have worked in the foreign affairs docket have instructions from the president to make use of our immense contacts across the continent of Africa to ensure Raila sails through,” he said.

Wetang’ula asked the envoys to popularize Raila Odinga’s bid through their respective bids, adding that the government will make every effort to ensure that he wins the seat.

Speaking at Rabuor Primary School in Kisumu County during the home coming ceremony for Kenyas ambassador to Egypt Fred Outa, the Speaker said Raila Odinga was not a candidate by himself, but was being fronted and supported by the government to make the bid a success.

On his part, Outa who thanked president Dr. William Ruto for the appointment said he was going to do everything possible through his mission in the North Africa state to deliver victory for Raila.

“This is a directive from the appointing authority and we are taking it very seriously. Next week I will be travelling to Eritrea to plead with the president to support Raila Odinga’s bid,” he said.

He urged his colleagues across the continent to take the campaign seriously to deliver victory for Raila and Kenya.

If successful, Raila Odinga will replace former Chad Prime Minister Moussa Faki whose term comes to an end in February.

Various leaders who attended the home coming ceremony lauded President Dr. William Ruto for considering Fred Outa, ICT Cabinet Secretary (CS) Eliud Owalo, interior Principal Secretary (PS) Dr. Raymond Omollo for key positions in government despite the region not having voted for him in big numbers during the 2022 general elections.

Courtesy; KNA

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