Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga is expected to leave the country on Friday, April 22, for a week-long tour of the United States.
Odinga’s trip is said to be focused on drumming up his August presidential bid among the international community as he sells his agenda for the country should he clinch power.
According to his spokesperson Dennis Onyango, the Azimio La Umoja leader will kick off his tour in Washington DC, where he is expected to meet Black Congressional Caucus and other US leaders.
Onyango told Nation that Odinga will thereafter head to San Francisco, but noted that his full itinerary is still being developed.
Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, his Kisii counterpart James Ongwae (Kisii), former Aldai MP Sally Kosgey, Homa Bay Senator Moses Kajwang and Kathiani MP Robert Mbui are among the leaders who will be forming Odinga’s entourage.
They are expected to return on Friday, April 29.
Odinga’s trip comes just a month after he held another week-long tour of the United Kingdom.
The trip saw him hold key meetings and give addresses at the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House.
He also met the Archbishop of Canterbury, Reverend Justin Welby at Lambeth Palace in London.