Gachagua Receives Raila at Africa Climate Summit

Raila Odinga, the former Prime Minister of Kenya and Azimio party leader, is scheduled to address the Africa Climate Summit at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), a few weeks after he graced the National Devolution Conference in Eldoret.  

The former Prime Minister arrived at KICC on Tuesday, September 5, morning and was received by dignitaries, including Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and Nairobi County Woman Representative Esther Passaris.

“Raila Odinga has arrived for the Africa Climate Summit-23, underscoring his commitment to addressing pressing climate challenges in Africa,” Passaris, who recently fell out with his Azimio boss after she aligned herself with the government, stated.

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is received by Nairobi County Woman Representative Esther Passaris at Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.


Esther Passaris

The opposition leader is expected to speak about urgent action to address climate change and call on African leaders to work together to find solutions.

He will also likely highlight Africa’s specific challenges, such as desertification, drought, and flooding.

Naiorbi’s Africa Climate Summit is being held under the theme “Adapting to Climate Change: A Call for Action.” 

The inaugural African summit will develop strategies to mitigate climate effects ahead of the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) at Expo City Dubai. 

Held at the KICC Nairobi, the summit has been attended by over 17 heads of state and government and representatives from businesses, civil society organizations, and the scientific community.

The African Union, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the Government of Kenya are organising the summit, which is part of a series of events after the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) held in Egypt in November 2022.

Raila’s address to the Africa Climate Summit is a significant opportunity for him to raise awareness of the issue of climate change and to urge action from African leaders. It is also a chance for him to speak to global leaders amid talks between the opposition and the government. 

In August this year, he made a keynote speech at the 8th Devolution Conference 2023 from 15th to 19th August 2023 in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County.

President William Ruto alights from MG Comet at KICC on Sunday, September 3, 2023.


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