After meeting with foreign election monitors on Tuesday at his Capitol Hill office in Nairobi, Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga was overjoyed.
The smiling Raila claimed in a message on his social media platforms that the conversation centered on the IEBC’s (Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission) readiness for the elections in August.
He went on to say that the meeting’s main topic was the urge for nonviolent campaigns as the country gets ready to host a general election.
Election observers from the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI), led by Goodluck Jonathan, a close friend and former president of Nigeria, were invited by Raila.
He was accompanied by Martha Karua, the Azimio candidate for president.
It was wonderful hooking up with Goodluck Jonathan, the former president of Nigeria, who is leading the joint IRI/NDI Pre Election Assessment Mission to Kenya. We talked mostly about IEBC readiness and the need for nonviolent campaigns,” Raila said.
Given his long-standing friendship with the former Nigerian president, Raila should consider it a blessing in disguise that Goodluck Jonathan was chosen to lead the election observation mission in Kenya.
The pieces are coming together for Baba to triumph.