Kenya’s Raila Odinga heads to Ghana to mourn Kofi Annan

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Former Prime Minister of Kenya, Raila Odinga is expected in Ghana on Thursday as a guest at the burial ceremony of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in Accra.

Mr. Odinga’s Spokesman, Dennis Onyango told the media Mr. Odinga who leads the opposition Orange Democratic party will arrive in Ghana after stopping over briefly in the United Arab Emirates

“Mr Odinga left the country this afternoon for a brief stop-over in the United Arab Emirates before proceeding to Ghana for Dr Annan’s burial on Thursday,” Mr. Onyango said in a press statement.

The statement added that Mr Odinga will be away from the country for about a week.

He will join other Kenyan leaders including the Kenyan National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi who President Uhuru Kenyatta chose as his special envoy at the burial of the former UN boss on September 13.

Mr. Kofi Annan passed on in Sweden 3 weeks ago after a brief illness at the age of 80.

His remains were flown into the country on 10th September, accompanied by his wife Nane Maria Annan and their 3 children.

President Akufo-Addo has sanctioned a 3 day funeral for the 7th United Nations Secretary General beginning today.





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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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