Kenya Working Group Hosts Raila Odinga

The Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted a meeting of the Kenya Working Group with the Right Honourable Raila Odinga, former prime minister of the Republic of Kenya. Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham welcomed participants and introduced the discussion, which was moderated by Joel Barkan, senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a longtime friend of Mr. Odinga.

The former prime minister outlined his views on the Kenyan elections earlier this year, the policies adapted by country’s current government, the status of devolution of authority under the new constitution, the security challenges Kenya faces in the wake of recent terrorist attacks, and the International Criminal Court cases involving Kenya’s president and deputy president. During the ensuing discussion, he also addressed US-Kenyan relations.

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