Opposition Chief Raila Odinga on Tuesday June 3 held talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on bilateral issues of interest to both Kenya and the Asian economic giant.
Odinga who is on official visit in India, said they discussed trade relations and hoped the meeting would bolster development in India and Kenya.
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"We spoke on increased Indian investment in Kenya both in industry and particularly in the health sector but also touched on the Maritime Agreement whose aim is to boost transportation, trade and activity in Lake Victoria to see Kenya trade better with its neighbours via the lake," he posted on Twitter.
We spoke on increased Indian investment in Kenya both in Industry and particularly in the health sector but also touched on the Maritime agreement whose aim is to boost transportation, trade and activity in Lake Victoria to see Kenya trade better with its neighbours via the lake — Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) July 3, 2018
Accompanied by his wife Ida, the former Prime Minister will be in India for a week. The duo is expected to return in time for the preparation for Ex-US president Barrack Obama's visit to Kenya during which he is expected to visit Kogello, the birth place of his Kenyan father.
Raila and Ida since visited Bangalore State to celebrate the Kenya-India ties that have seen many students get scholarships to study in Asian countries.
The programme was championed by Raila's father, Jaramogi Oginga in the immediate post-colonial era.
Raila has been on a whirlwind of international official visits after his rapprochement with President Uhuru Kenyatta that was epitomised in the March 9 handshake on the steps of Jogoo House, Nairobi.
Recently, he represented the Kenyan Government at the burial of the Winnie Mandela in South Africa besides meeting South Sudan's Salva Kiir and his deposed Vice President Riek Machar who have since a ceasefire.