13 September 2018

Kenya: Odinga Calls Off U.S. Trip as Hurricane Florence Heads to North Carolina

ODM leader Raila Odinga has cancelled his planned visit to the United States following a travel advisory issued by his would-be host.

According to Mr Odinga's spokesperson, the former Prime Minister's trip to North Carolina was called off due to hurricane Florence that is expected to land early Friday.

Mr Odinga was scheduled to give lecture at the Duke University in Durham.

"The postponement is due to the extreme weather conditions building up in the US state of North Carolina," his spokesman Dennis Onyango said in a statement.

"Duke University advised that an extremely powerful hurricane Florence is expected to land on North Carolina coast early Friday. The University is therefore on concerted effort to weather the storm. The University has also cancelled all classes from Wednesday afternoon through to Sunday."

Mr Odinga is in Ghana to attend the burial of former UN secretary general Koffi Annan.

He is expected to return home on Thursday.

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