Raila Odinga Travels to West Africa for Two-day Trip

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Opposition leader Raila Odinga has left the country for a two-day trip to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Raila who is the African Union’s High Representative for Infrastructure Development is expected to have a meeting with President Felix Tshisekedi to discuss continental projects in the country.

The former premier’s director of communications Dennis Onyango in a statement on Wednesday, October 28, morning, noted Raila will in DRC for two days in his capacity as AU’s special envoy for infrastructure and development.

“He (Raila) will have a meeting with President Felix Tshisekedi to review progress on the Grand Inga Hydropower project,” said Onyango in the statement.

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The ODM leader Is expected to jet back in the country over the weekend.

Among the key projects, the former PM will be spearheading in DRC include the construction of the multi-billion Inga Hydropower as a continental initiative.

Raila is expected to rally for the political support for the power project which has been under discussion and deliberation for quite some time.

He also has a task of seeking the support of multinational corporations, potential off-take countries and different power pools for the purchase of the energy that would be produced by the hydropower plant.

Victor Okeiyo


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