Former Prime Minister and Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga has cleared the air on the news of his role at the African Union (AU).
The news of his termination from AU Thursday morning went viral with many Kenyans saying there was more than meets the eye.
In a letter dated 19th February, Raila Odinga’s special envoy role at the AU ended after five years.
“The transformation of the NEPAD Agency to the African Union Development Agency has now been completed, with a full mandate to implement the Continental agenda on infrastructure,” AU Commission president Moussa Faki.
Reacting to the news, Mr Odinga said he asked for his tenure to end early so he can attend other pressing matters.
“During our meeting on the sidelines of the 2nd Dakar African Infrastructure Financing Summit in Dakar, Senegal about three weeks ago, I indicated the challenges to my continued availability for the role of AU High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa,” reads his statement in parts.
He added, ”
“In that regard, I welcome your quick action that will free me to pursue other pressing and urgent matters”.
Raila is now focused on keeping the government in check and balance.
Thankful to the @_AfricanUnion. pic.twitter.com/MyPDKZXW0s
— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) February 23, 2023
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