Raila attends Winnie's burial, represents Uhuru
SEE ALSO :Uhuru's tax gamble that enraged KenyansPhotos of Raila hugging and sharing pleasantries with top ranking South Africa government officials made rounds on social media yesterday. His flight to South Africa came just a day after he paid retired President Daniel arap Moi a visit at his Kabarak home, a social call that has caused quite some murmurs. “As we bury Winnie, it is our hope that her death will resurrect in all African countries the purpose of the struggles that we have waged at different times but often with the same goal of bequeathing freedom, dignity and economic empowerment to our people,” Raila tweeted from the ceremony. He reiterated that the late Mama Africa will remain in eternal memory of those who watched her struggles and experiences dispassionately and from a distance. “She gave South Africa her all, gained much in terms of bringing freedom to her people, and lost so much at a personal level in the process,” said Raila.
SEE ALSO :Raila runs into protest against taxHe went on, “Her place in history is cast in stone here in the land of many heroes and victims and among the human race in general.” In representing the government and people of Kenya, Raila thanked South Africa and the Africa National Congress (ANC) for giving us Winnie Mandela and standing with her to date. “Africa needs many more Winnie Mandelas,” said Raila. At the Orlando Stadium event, Raila met Deputy President David Mabuza, International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, former South African President Thabo Mbeki, Paulino José Macaringue, Jesse Jackson and a host of other dignitaries.