Government of South Africa has reportedly honoured Kenya’s opposition Chief Raila Amollo Odinga.
Through his Social media pages, East Africa Legislative Assembly EALA MP Simon Mbugua on Saturday evening disclosed the news saying the Orange Democratic Movement ODM Party leader had been identified and honoured for his great work in fighting for democracy in Africa.
That in Kenya alone, Mr. Odinga was ahead of the rest when it came to upholding democracy; a role he has maintained for years.
“South Africa erects a statue of Raila Odinga. To signify respect in common for Raila Odinga and Nelson Mandela,” Mbugua broke out the news.
He added that this was made possible by a majority of SA leaders who thought Mr. Odinga, just like former leader Nelson Mandela, deserved to be rewarded.
Nelson Mandela who only served South Africa for one term before he passed the leadership button to the next person left an indelible mark in the hearts of many African countries and across the globe especially when he volunteered to surrender power without being pushed.
On the side of Mr. Odinga, he has been embracing peace even when it was obvious his votes had been unfairly taken away by his rivals; a notable case being in 2007 when his rivals went for a night swearing in ceremony that was conducted by not more than 10 persons.
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