Nairobi’s Mbagathi Way Renamed to Raila Odinga Way

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Mbagathi Way in Kenya’s Capital Nairobi is now Raila Odinga Way.

A road sign bearing the name of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader was erected on Thursday night.

This comes weeks after the Nairobi County Assembly passed a motion to rename the road in honour of the former Prime Minister, a key figure in the fight for multi-party democracy in Kenya.

The motion that was approved mid-October was sponsored by Makongeni MCA Peter Imwatok.

The ward representative argued that Odinga has greatly improved Kenya’s democratic and economic development and there was a need to immortalise him.

“He fought for greater democratic space, good governance, rule of law and development of infrastructure against many odds, including detention without trial for 10 years,” said Imwatok while moving the motion.

He promised to engage the city’s Deputy Governor Ann Kananu to ensure the process of renaming the road was expedited.

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