KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 – Prime Minister Raila Odinga has arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for a three-day visit during which he will hold talks with political and business leaders and later receive an honorary degree from a local university.
The PM is in Malaysia at the invitation of the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, which on Saturday will confer him with an honorary Doctorate of Leadership in Societal Development.
The PM is also scheduled to meet Kenyans living in Malaysia later on Thursday.
He will also meet heads of African diplomatic missions based in Malaysia.
Limkokwing University of Creative Technology was established in 1991. It has more than 30,000 students from more than 150 countries.
In Africa, it has campuses in Lesotho, Swaziland and Botswana. The university is working on opening a campus in Kenya, among other countries in the next three years.
Among outstanding personalities that have received honorary doctorates from the university are Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, Festus Mogae, former President of Botswana, Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili, former Prime Minister of Lesotho, Mahathir Mohamed and Tun Abdul Razak, both former Prime Ministers of Malaysia.
The PM arrived in Kuala Lumpur at 2pm Malaysia time, accompanied by Transport assistant Minister Ali Hassan Joho.
He was received by Kenya’s High Commissioner to Malaysia Samori Okwiya and heads of African diplomatic missions in Kuala Lumpur.
He will leave Malaysia on Saturday for Seoul, South Korea, before returning to Nairobi.