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How Uhuru Facilitated Raila,Ida’s Trip To South Africa [Detail]

Raila Odinga represented President Uhuru Kenyatta at the burial of the late Winnie Mandela in South Africa.

The co-NASA principal and his wife,Ida Odinga,were seen in a photo wearing a badge written, “presidential official” indicating that he represented the State at the event (photo below).

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This is after the two leader,in a rare show of unity last month,told Kenyans they had set their differences aside and would work to unite the nation.

In his tribute to the late Winnie Mandela, Raila said she will remain in the eternal memory of those who watched her struggles and experiences dispassionately.

“She gave South Africa her all, gained much in terms of bringing freedom to her people, and lost so much at a personal level in the process. Her place in history is cast in stone here in the land of many heroes and victims and among the human race in general,” he said.

Raila and wife,Ida Odinga in South Africa (Photo Courtesy)

The Nasa leader met with Deputy President David Mabuza, International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, Former President Thabo Mbeki, and a host of other dignitaries before the memorial service at the Orlando Stadium.

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In a Tweet,Raila said the government of South Africa particularly ANC must be commended for giving the world Winnie Mandela and standing with her to date;


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