Raila hosts President Kenyatta for breakfast in Bondo home


Raila hosts President Kenyatta for breakfast in Bondo home
Raila welcomes President Uhuru to Kisumu on Thursday. Photo/Courtesy

In Summary

  • The President and his entourage arrived at Raila's home at 10:45AM and was received by Mr. Odinga and his wife Ida before being ushered inside the home.
  • South Africa's Deputy President David Mabuza was also expected at the breakfast where the leaders will have an informal meeting before heading for a graduation ceremony at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology.
  • Thereafter, they will pay homage to the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Mausoleum, before going on a meet the people tour.

President Uhuru Kenyatta started his second day of his three-day tour at the rural home of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga where he broke bread with his family.

The President and his entourage arrived at Raila’s home at 10:45AM and was received by Mr. Odinga and his wife Ida before being ushered inside the home.

The breakfast took about 30 minutes.

South Africa’s Deputy President David Mabuza was also expected at the breakfast where the leaders will have an informal meeting before heading for a graduation ceremony at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology.

Mr. Kenyatta and Mr. Raila will be conferred with honorary doctorates at the event.

Vice-chancellor Professor Stephen Agong says the event at the institution’s main campus in Bondo, will see the two leaders awarded for their historical handshake that sought to bring to an end ethnic antagonism and mischievous political competition.

Thereafter, they will pay homage to the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Mausoleum, before going on a meet the people tour.

President Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto landed in Kisumu on Thursday morning and succession politics, which have pitted Mr. Ruto and Raila over the past few months were in the back banner as unity talks dominated the joint tour of Kisumu County.

The President delivered a bag of goodies to the region to open it up for business starting with the launch of the Ksh.655.9 million Ahero Interchange linking Kisumu to Kericho and Kisii counties.

The Head of State also commissioned the Kisumu- Kakamega road and officially opened the Ken Obura school further promising equal development across the country without regard to political leanings.

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