Opposition leader Raila Odinga is anticipated back in the country on Wednesday following an eight-day tour of the United States. National Super Alliance (NASA) chief Musalia Mudavadi said Raila would depart the US on Tuesday after a productive rendezvous with policy makers in the US.
Raila, who left the country on Tuesday last week, held a succession of meetings in the US to put in plain words the political impasse in the nation. On Thursday, Raila spoke to hundreds of attendants at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington where he took a filch at foreign emissaries in Kenya for supporting the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In the conference, Raila blamed diplomats in Nairobi of favoring Uhuru and the Jubilee government during the dubious August 8 presidential ballot. He claimed instead of supporting Kenya to resolve the predicament caused by lack of free and fair elections, the diplomats were stimulating it. “The diplomats’ efforts up to now have not been successful in diffusing the predicament. Let me be frank again. They sometimes have added to the crisis,” Raila told his audience at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies.
“I have come to Washington to express a simple message: We need a fuller engagement from the many arms of governance that your nation possesses to help diplomats based in Nairobi,” he said. Raila also met a delegation from the International Republican Institute, a nonprofit organisation led by President Daniel Twining and Delaware Senator Chris Coons, which promotes freedom and democracy. The Opposition leader also met Senate Congressional Committee officials to brief them on the political state in the nation.