PHOTOS: Raila tours Rhodes House at Oxford University

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 24 May, 2024 15:45 | 2 mins read
Opposition leader Raila Odinga meets Kenyan postgraduate students at Oxford University. PHOTO/@RailaOdinga/X

Azimio la Umoja - One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga on Friday toured the Rhodes House at University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

The opposition leader was accompanied by Nairobi senator Edwin Sifuna and Nyando Member of Parliament (MP) Jared Okello.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga accompanied by Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna and Nyando Member of Parliament Jared Okello. PHOTO/@RailaOdinga/X

During the tour, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader met Kenyan postgraduate students at Oxford.

"I was welcomed to Rhodes House - Oxford by @KenyaMissionUK led by acting High Commissioner Edwin Afande and his team. I also met Kenyan postgraduate students studying here. Present were Senator Edwin Sifuna and Hon Jared Okello," Raila said.

Raila meets Kenyan postgraduate students from Oxford University. PHOTO/@RailaOdinga/X

The former prime minister departed for the United Kingdom on Thursday, May 23, 2024, to deliver a keynote address at Oxford University.

The opposition chief who was invited by the Oxford Africa Society presented an address on Africa's trajectory of resilience and renewal, offering insights from his extensive experience in public service and advocacy.

Raila Odinga gives a keynote address at Oxford. PHOTO/@RailaOdinga/X

Raila also discussed his bid for the African Union Commission (AUC) chairmanship and provided a brief on Africa's future.

"I thank Oxford Africa for hosting me today to give a keynote speech on Charting Africa's Path Forward: A Journey of Possibilities. I am an African and an afro-optimist. Africa is my business. Simply put, the animating vision throughout my life has been,

"I also thank you for allowing me to articulate my vision for Africa as I am vying to be chairman of the African Union Commission. My candidature comes at a pivotal time in the continent’s multi-faceted transitions. I served as AUC High Rep for Infrastructure Development in . I appreciate Africa’s myriad infrastructural and challenges. I have advocated for democracy and human rights in my own native Kenya. I have helped bring calm to several African states that were dancing on the precipice," he added.

Raila Odinga accompanied by other officials and students after his address. PHOTO/@RailaOdinga

Before you go…how about joining our vibrant Telegram and WhatsApp channels for hotter stories?



Related Topics