Raila Odinga meets DRC’s President Tshisekedi in Nairobi

Raila Odinga meets DRC’s President Tshisekedi in Nairobi

Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Wednesday met the newly elected President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Felix Tshisekedi who is on a two-day visit to Kenya.

According to a statement sent to newsrooms by Mr. Odinga’s spokesperson, the ODM Party leader congratulated President Tshisekedi on his election and for the first peaceful transfer of power DRC in close to 60 years.

“He appealed to the President to bring his country together by embracing players from diverse backgrounds,” read the statement.

“He particularly appealed to the President not to allow cracks that could be exploited by foreign interests as happed in the first independence government.”

The two continental leaders also reportedly discussed how to deepen ties between Kenya and the DRC.

President Tshisekedi’s visit to Kenya for bilateral talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta comes barely 14 days after his swearing in.

President Kenyatta, who was accompanied by Mr. Odinga, was the only foreign Head of State present during President Tshisekedi swearing in.