Sunday October 21, 2018-National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga, has been appointed as African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa.
Raila’s appointment has elevated him to a continental statesman whose time will now be divided across Africa.
The former Prime Minister joins the league of former presidents and senior leaders in the continent and this places him near a climax of his pursuit of Pan Africanism.
Raila’s new offices will be in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and he may be forced to relocate to Addis Ababa with his wife, Ida.
He will also have a fully-furnished office in Nairobi, with staff and advisers to boost his local presence and unity programmes with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has already congratulated Raila Odinga and said Kenyans will be the biggest beneficiaries in Raila Odinga’s new role.
“When we come together, it allows us to be better. See now our brother has got a continental job, the biggest beneficiaries is us as Kenyans,” Uhuru said.
He said the new appointment will help his government achieve the Big Four agenda in terms of infrastructure and development of the country.
“Raila will work closely with my Government to ensure he allocates more resources to Kenya to fast track infrastructural development so as to make Vision 2030 a reality.”
“We have made history as a country and with the handshake deal in place, Kenya stands to achieve more,” said Uhuru.
The Kenyan DAILY POST