Raila Odinga has been the head of Africa’s infrastructure development for the last 5 years.
His role was to expedite the integration of Africa through infrastructural development.
This was meant to enable faster economic growth and sustainable development in Africa.
His role comes to an abrupt end when he is actively pursuing electoral justice in Kenya.
Retired president Uhuru Kenyatta played a major role in Raila bagging this position after the March 2018 handshake.
In an announcement made by the Chairperson of AU Moussa Faki Mahamat, the union wished Mr Odinga well. He hopes that he will still be valuable to the union.
“Your role in this journey, Excellency, has been invaluable.
Allow me to express my profound gratitude for accepting to serve in this role during the transition period, which has now come to a happy conclusion,” Mr Faki said.
Who Will Take Over From Raila Odinga
AUDA-NEPAD will take Raila Odinga’s role over to oversee the infrastructural development in Africa.
This is meant to ease travel and movement of goods around Africa within the shortest time possible to exploit the potential trade available.
It is not yet clear whether his latest push to have the government of Kenya deliver on its promise has anything to do with his job loss.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed the latest development regarding Raila’s position in the African Union.
It will be clearer in the coming days whether president Ruto influenced the African Union to drop Raila Odinga.
The chair of the African Union, however, hopes to work with the former premier in other capacities in the union.
Political players and commentators have put the president in the center of political vengeance.
This follows a series of appointments that he has made by invoking those made by his predecessor, Uhuru Kenyatta.