Sunday, April 5, 2009

Raila Odinga converts to Christianity.

Here Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga can be seen converting from islam to christianity by accepting Jesus as his "Lord and Saviour"

During the U.S. Presidential Election Barack Obama's association with Raila Odinga was made a major campaign issue. This was made an issue because of Raila Odinga's Islamic Faith as well as alleged associations with Religious Extremists allegedly including Al Queda as well as a document where Raila allegedly agreed to give safe haven to Jihadists and institute Sharia in Kenya if he was elected. Many feared Barack Obama was "secretly" a Muslim and his upbringing and any relatives who practiced Islam were scrutinized and publicised.

The post of Prime Minister of Kenya was re-created in the aftermath of the political crisis of 2007-8 which followed the presidential elections in which Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner for another 5 year term. Raila Odinga's party won the majority of the National Assembly and accused Kibaki of fraud. Violence erupted shortly thereafter.

There are numerous articles and youtube videos to support the above statements.
It does appear that now Raila Odinga has converted to Christianity or at least he has professed Publicly (as evidenced in the above video).
This may not become a major news story however it will have Major implications in the Political and Religious influences of Pan Africa.

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