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Raila Odinga Cuts Short His US Tour

Raila, who is already in Washington DC, will travel back to the country on Wednesday, April 27, ahead of the late President Mwai Kibaki's state funeral service scheduled for Friday.

The Azimio candidate - who arrived in the US on Saturday - was set to spend a week in America meeting political leaders and Kenyans living in diaspora.

During a town hall meeting with Kenyans living in the US in Washington DC, Raila reflected on his previous tour of the state in February 2020, noting that it coincided with the demise of Kenya's second president, Daniel Arap Moi. 

He added that at the time he had been invited alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta in order to attend a Power breakfast meeting- a trip which was cut short as the Head of State had to rush back to the country. 

"I'm very delighted to be back again in Washington DC. The last time I was here was in 2020 during the Power Breakfast alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta. At the time former President Moi had passed away."

"Uhuru rushed back to the country leaving me here. I travelled to Addis Ababa before going back to Kenya. Then shortly after the pandemic hit."

"At times, it has not been possible to come back till now. As fate would have it, as I planned to come back, the third president, Mwai Kibaki passed away. So I will be forced to cut short my trip in order to bury the former President," he detailed. 

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