ODM leader Raila Odinga left the country on Tuesday evening for China to attend the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.
The African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development shared pictures of his departure, promising to make the case for synergies in infrastructure planning and development by embracing international standards.
The opposition leader will accompany President Uhuru Kenyatta at the forum in China that kicked off on Tuesday before proceeding to Saudi Arabia on Sunday.
Kenyans have pleaded with him to be cautious as he witnesses the signing of a new loan from the Chinese government that will extend the Standard Gauge Railway from Naivasha to Kisumu.
Here is what Kenyans want Raila to do while in China.
When negotiating for these infrastructure loans make it a requirement for any contractor building the SGR to source for construction machinery and Equipment from Local Franchise holders.
Let us promote local businesses, to create more jobs for our people. Thank you.
— Joseph Osoro (@OkellohS) April 23, 2019
Safe Skies RAO. Negotiate before signing on the dotted line
— Infinity (@pmmunene) April 23, 2019
We know you are going for a loan.
We need to see SGR here in Kericho on its way to Kisumu.
At least we will be paying for what we can see.
— Monsieur cheruiyot (@gibbs_cheruiyot) April 23, 2019
Use it as a retreat without Uhuru.when u come back we want more vigour in fighting graft,uniting Kenyans Constitutional reform agenda
— mike nderitu (@mndertz) April 23, 2019
Safe Journey Sir, just place a case for a favourable package in terms of interest charged and repayment, for the loan facilities that we take.
Otherwise, fanyia Wakenya Kazi
— Peter Aming’a (@Peter_aminga) April 23, 2019
Safe journey Baba, na hio doh sijui uambie wachina watoange kidogo kidogo kila mwezi kama ile ya chama za wamama ama itakulwa yote
— Atieno Okeyo (@Atis_Okeyo) April 23, 2019
Go well Baba. Fuliza that loan for UK. We need the snake coming to Kisumu Dala..
— Kelvin M’mayi (@KelvinMmayi) April 23, 2019