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War on graft my top priority, Raila tells US officials

War on graft my top priority, Raila tells US officials

By Correspondent

Azimio La Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga has vowed to lead a robust war against corruption and designate ending the vice as a signature agenda in his collaboration with the US government.

Speaking on Tuesday when he met the Corporate Council on Africa, the US Chamber of Commerce and Constituency for Africa, Raila rallied top opinion and business organisations in the US to direct their investments to Kenya.

The August presidential hopeful who is on a tour of the US promised to deal with concerns that have deterred the investors from fully embracing Kenya.

Raila also held discussions with the Atlantic Council, where he promised to address governance issues that he said keep away investors, such as poor justice systems and high cost of energy.

Among those accompanying the ODM leader are NARC Kenya leader Martha Karua and Dr Sally Kosgei.

Other members of the delegation include Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, his Kisii counterpart James Ongwae, Homa Bay Senator Moses Kajwang, and Kathiani MP Robert Mbui.

Raila winds up his engagements in the US with meetings at the State Department, the White House and Capitol Hill on Wednesday before returning to Nairobi in time for former President Mwai Kibaki’s state burial.

Raila was meant to be in the US for a week, with several meetings with the Kenyan Diaspora as well as a smattering of US government officials. 

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