The defiant former prime minister and the Representative of African Union Raila Amolo Odinga has come out to hit at his critics saying that China did not deny giving Kenya government loan as sections on social media is speculating.
According to Mr. Odinga, the Kenya delegation to China did not agree with terms of the loan from China. Though Mr. Odinga did not mention the terms of the loan, he said that the government of Kenya won’t benefit other countries more than itself on what it will pay.
Funding for the extension of the standard gauge railway from Naivasha to Kisumu was not on the agenda of discussions between Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta and China’s Xi Jinping, Raila said. Recently, Mr. Waita termed reports by local dailies, that the President “failed to secure loans or funds”, as “disappointing”.
“It is important to note that the question of funding for the extension of the standard gauge railway from Naivasha to Kisumu was not on the agenda of the meeting between the two Presidents.
It therefore follows that the President cannot be said to be returning home empty-handed for something he did not request,” he said. “It further goes without saying that these headlines are not only factually incorrect but also misleading and extremely damaging to the reputation of the people and the Government of the Republic of Kenya.”
A section of Kenyans and the mainstream media had reported that China had denied the two leaders the huge loan owing to it’s in ability to service the first loans.