Zambia Reports (Lusaka)

12 January 2013

Zambia: Former President Banda to Speak in Kenya

Former President of Zambia Rupiah Banda will tomorrow depart for Kenya where he has been invited to deliver the keynote speech at an international conference in preparation for Kenya's Presidential and Parliamentary elections due in two months' time.

According to a press release distributed by his office, the two-day conference has been organised by the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa in partnership with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, and the Kenyatta University School of Law.

Titled 'Elections March 2013: Imminent debates in the event of a Presidential run-off', the conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nairobi beginning on 14th January, 2013 and will feature several prominent speakers including the Speaker of the Kenyan National Assembly.

This is the second time the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa is working with President Banda, having first appointed him leader of the election observer mission to the National Assembly elections in Lesotho last year.

The former Zambia had of State will e accompanied to Nairobi by his deputy administrative assistant Kennedy Limwanya and economist Dr Richard Chembe.

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