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Powerful British leaders set to meet Raila in London

Powerful British leaders set to meet Raila in London

By Justus Karanja

ODM leader Raila Odinga (pictured) has embarked on a tour of the United Kingdom(UK) hours after he was crowned the Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate.

Raila’s advance team left on Saturday shortly after the Jacaranda Grounds rally and he joined them on Sunday.

He is leading a delegation comprising former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth, Hassan Joho (Mombasa governor), Charity Ngilu (Kitui), Lee Kinyanjui (Nakuru), Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega), James Orengo (Siaya senator), Junet Mohamed (Suna MP) and Ben Agina.

According to Raila’s schedule, Monday will be quiet with just private meetings.

Tuesday will be busy as he will be meeting with the UK Minister of Armed Forces James Heappey.

 There are media interviews lined up on the same day before a meeting with UK Prime Minister’s trade envoy to Kenya Theo Clarke at the Westminster.

On Wednesday, Baba will be meeting Lord Tarif Ahmad, the UK Minister for South Asia, North Africa, the United Nations and the Commonwealth at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).

He will also give a talk at the Chatham House Think-tank.

 At this event, Baba will share his vision for Kenya and Africa in an increasingly uncertain world, and will reflect on the political goal of unity presented by his Azimio la Umoja coalition movement.

Later in the evening, he will be at the Emirates Stadium to watch the football match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool.

 Baba will then meet with the Arch Bishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on Thursday at Lambeth Palace, which is his official residence.

On the same day, he will meet with Kenyans living in the UK.

Upon return, Baba will be hitting the road again as he carries on with his campaigns.

This will include unveiling the Vijana na Raila Brigade and an expanded Azimio Mtaani team with new members from Azimio la Umoja constituent parties.

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