Raila Odinga

Month: November 2017

meeting Gregory Simpkins

meeting Gregory Simpkins

“As Kenyans it’s imperative that we go the extra mile to explain the situation we have found ourselves in, so that informed positions may be arrived at and sound decisions made.

I had the pleasure of meeting Gregory Simpkins, Staff Director, U.S. House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights at the The Africa-America Institute (AAI). Mr. Simpkins is well versed on African affairs having served in a variety of positions in civil society; allowing him to help shape and implement U.S. policy on Africa, including having drafted the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

We had a very broad and fruitful discussion in which we shared many points of interest in our search for a solution to Kenya’s political impasse.I explained that at the heart of the problem lies perpetual electoral theft.

The NASA Coalition, driven by our people’s aspirations, is on a quest for electoral justice. We will continue reaching out to all players and stakeholder institutions with the knowledge that we carry a heavy responsibility on behalf of our people. We agreed to keep each other abreast of developments.

I thank him for a very warm welcome and look forward to more engagement in future.”