Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga officially launched his much anticipated book, the Flame of Freedom documenting Kenya's political history. Raila said the autobiography was for posterity of the country and not convenience. Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo, who was the chief guest, termed Raila as a great leader who has shown leadership with sacrifice. This week on October 15 th Raila was in Washington DC at Johns Hopkins University to continue the journey of launching his book .
Raila also spoke about the recent terrorist attack in Nairobi and the Islamic religion.
Cord party leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday held a series of high-level meetings with US government officials in Washington, DC.
Mr Odinga who arrived in the US over the weekend held talks with Assistant Secretary of State for Africa ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at the US State Department in Washington, DC.He also separately talked with the chairman of the Senate sub-committee on Africa and member of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Senator Chris Coons of Delaware and Special Representative for US Global Food Security Mr Jonathan Shrier.
According to a statement from his Press Secretary Dennis Onyango, discussions between Mr Odinga, Thomas-Greenfield and Senator Coons focused on the progress that Kenya has made since the last general elections.These are implementation of devolution provisions in the constitution, regional security and strengthening of principles of democracy, the rule of law and reforming and strengthening Kenya's key institutions including police and judiciary.
During the talks, Mr Odinga said he had put the election behind and was now focusing on ensuring a faithful implementation of provisions of the new constitution.“We are also keen to work with you in deepening institutional reforms in Kenya especially reform of the police, judiciary and other institutions of governance and we look up to this administration to walk with Kenyans in their dream of strengthening and institutionalizing democracy, the rule of law, government accountability and national security,” Mr Odinga said.
At meetings with the assistant Secretary and Senator Coons Mr Odinga called on the US to support the implementation of devolution because it holds promise for Kenya's future