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Why Raila Odinga had to accompany President Uhuru to China

23rd April, 2019

President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to travel to Beijing, China for the second belt and road forum for international cooperation. Uhuru is also expected to hold bilateral talks with President Xi Jinping. The president will be accompanied by Raila Odinga the Africa union high representative for infrastructure.

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has departed for China to attend the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.

In his official Facebook page, Raila said he would make the case for synergies in infrastructure planning and development by embracing international standards, fostering a favorable environment and predictability for private sector investment in infrastructure.

Raila will be joining other World leaders including President Uhuru Kenyatta meeting in Beijing this week for a summit that will agree to project financing that respects global debt goals and promotes green growth.
State House confirmed that President Uhuru Kenyatta would also leave for China today to negotiate a Sh368 loan billion for extension of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR).