Think-tank confirms organising Raila’s recent tour to the US

ODM Leader Raila Odinga during a past media briefing. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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  • Vanguard Africa, a non-profit NGO co-founded by a top operative in US presidential campaigns, also offered to provide partisan political advice to Mr Odinga, according to a letter to the Orange Democratic Movement leader on file with the US Department of Justice.
  • The invitation to Mr Odinga was filed in accordance with a US law requiring disclosure of work done by lobbyists in the US on behalf of governments and political figures in other countries.
  • Vanguard Africa, which describes itself as a pro-democracy advocacy group, is mainly seeking to promote free, fair and non-violent elections in regard to Kenya, Mr Smith said.

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