Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga on Monday, 7th November left the country to attend the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
In a statement ODM party confirmed that Raila will address the conference in his capacity as the African Union (AU) High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa.
“Raila Odinga left this morning (Monday) for Egypt to attend this year’s United Nations’ 27th Conference of the Parties on Climate Change, known as COP27. He was invited to address the meeting in his capacity as the AU High Rep. for Infrastructure Development in Africa,” ODM stated.
Raila’s departure to Egypt comes hours after President William Ruto left the country on Sunday, 6th November to attend the same conference. Raila and Ruto have not physically met since the 9th August General Election.
The two leaders have however been exchanging words about the state of the country’s economy.
Ruto is attending the Conference as the Chairperson of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate and is set to deliver a statement on behalf of Africa.
According to a statement by the State House Spokesperson Hussein Mohammed, President Ruto is expected to deliver his address between 4:35 pm and 4:55 pm.
Ruto will rally the world towards a more ambitious climate action by seeking implementation and honouring commitments made over the past 30 years by countries with the greatest responsibilities for accumulating greenhouse gases causing global warming.