ODM leader Raila Odinga on Sunday held a town hall meeting with Kenyans living and working in Washington, DC.
Odinga, who arrived in the US on Saturday for a week-long tour, briefed Kenyans in the US on the state of the country, election preparations, and his post-election plans for Kenya and the diaspora.
On Monday, the Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya coalition presidential flagbearer will engage Corporate America, followed by meetings with officials from the Executive arm of the US government on Tuesday.
“The engagements with the members of the Executive will give way to another with the legislative arm of the US government when Mr. Odinga meets key US Senate and Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill,” Raila's press secretary Dennis Onyango said in a press statement.
“In his engagements with corporate America on Tuesday, Mr. Odinga will recognize and appreciate US corporations that have set up in Kenya and encourage more members of the group to take up the challenge to invest in Kenya."
Odinga is also scheduled to meet think tanks including the Atlantic Council and the Centre for Global Development.
He will brief the US corporates on prevailing opportunities in Kenya and Africa, and seek collaboration in the war against corruption.
“He will brief the investors on preparations for the upcoming election and explain his post-election plans to make Kenya friendly to foreign investments,” Onyango added.
After Washington, Odinga will head to San Francisco where he will hold talks with leaders and entrepreneurs in the IT and technology space, with the aim of promoting partnerships.
Odinga is accompanied by governors Ndiritu Muriithi (Laikipia), Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega), and James Ongwae (Kisii), as well as Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua, former Aldai MP Dr. Sally Kosgey, Homa Bay Senator Moses Kajwang, Kathiani MP Robert Mbui, Prof. Makau Mutua and former Kenya Ambassador to the US Elkanah Odembo, among others.