Kenya’s Prime Minister Raila Odinga, off to China for a week–long visit, will attend the Ministerial Forum for China-Africa Cooperation, PANA reported Tuesday, quoting sources close the prime minister.
On Wednesday, Odinga will hold talks with the Chinese Premier, Wen Jia Bao, the sources said.
Odinga is also leading a delegation of six Cabinet ministers to the World Urban Forum Conference in China.
Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi, Cabinet ministers Soita Shitanda, James Orengo, Mutula Kilonzo, Fred Gumo, and Attorney General Amos Wako are among those on the trip.
Kenya is working out a new metropolis plan and a slum-upgrading programme and has a lot to learn from the conference, sources close to the delegation indicated.
The conference brings together managers and designers of metropolis and habitat experts from developed countries.
Speaking before he left to the Far East, Odinga said although his mission was to attract more investment to the African country, he would also discuss trade deals that are not in Kenya’s favour.