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Murkomen reveals details of talks with Raila as they bid Museveni goodbye after state visit

Friday, May 17th, 2024 14:12 | By
Raila Odinga and Murkomen having a conversation. PHOTO/@kipmurkomen
Raila Odinga and Murkomen having a conversation. PHOTO/@kipmurkomen/X

Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Roads and Transport, Kipchumba Murkomen, has disclosed details of his recent discussion with Azimio leader Raila Odinga, following their participation in the send-off ceremony for Uganda President Yoweri Museveni's three-day state visit.

During their encounter, Murkomen and Raila engaged in discussions concerning national affairs, particularly focusing on infrastructure development and regional transport connectivity.

Murkomen and Raila

Murkomen extended his best wishes to Raila in his pursuit of the African Union Commission Chairmanship.

Raila Odinga and Murkomen seeing off President Yoweri Museveni  PHOTO/@kipmurkoMen/X
Raila Odinga and Murkomen seeing off President Yoweri Museveni PHOTO/@kipmurkoMen/X

"It was a pleasure meeting my friend, the former Prime Minister Rt. Hon Raila Odinga, as we saw off Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni at the airport.

"We had a brief consultation on national matters, including infrastructure and regional transport connectivity. I also wished him well in his bid to become the next African Union Commission chairman. We shall make great strides as a nation and as a continent when leaders work together," Murkomen stated in a statement on his X account.

Murkomen also highlighted the discussions and bilateral agreements signed between President William Ruto and President Museveni during Museveni's visit.

These agreements encompassed trade and transport infrastructure development, with a notable focus on extending the Standard Gauge Railway from Naivasha to Malaba, Kampala, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Both Heads of State emphasized the significance of this expansion as an efficient and sustainable infrastructure for regional transport.

Murkomen commitment

Murkomen reaffirmed the commitment of the Ministry, alongside ministers from partner states, to take proactive measures and mobilize resources for the successful implementation of regional shared infrastructure projects.

Museveni after his tour said the bilateral talks to strengthen the two nations were fruitful.

Raila Odinga chats with Kipchumba Murkomen after seeing off President Yoweri Museveni  PHOTO/@kipmurkoMen/X
Raila Odinga chats with Kipchumba Murkomen after seeing off President Yoweri Museveni PHOTO/@kipmurkoMen/X

"I have returned home from a 3-day state visit to Kenya, at the invitation of H.E. Ruto. I would like to express my gratitude to His Excellency and to the people of Kenya for the warm welcome and their hospitality, especially for the fruitful bilateral engagements we had in a bid to strengthen the integration of our nations. We are stronger together," he revealed.

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