Skip to comments.Kenyan Leaders Applaud Obama Win
Posted on 11/07/2012 2:55:51 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
Nairobi President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga have congratulated Barack Obama for his re-election as US president.
In a statement from Presidential Press Service, President Kibaki congratulated Obama saying Kenya has always been 'proud of him'.
"On behalf of the government and people of Kenya and on my own behalf, I convey our congratulations to you for your well deserved victory. I commend the American people for showing their confidence in your leadership. Kenya, as always is proud of our association with you," he said.
President Kibaki said the re-election was a re-affirmation of the confidence the American people have in President Obama's leadership skills.
He re-affirmed that both countries should deepen bilateral relations.
"We look forward to the deepening of relations between our two countries during your second term in office," President Kibaki said in his message.
On his part, Prime Minister Raila Odinga said Obama's latest American achievement will "inspire us to chart our own inclusive future."
Odinga said: "Obama's re-election is resonant in the continent because in far too many of our countries, ethnic divisions stand in the way of building prosperous, inclusive societies in which human security and opportunity exist for all."
He said the latest example of the power of true democracy will inspire minorities throughout the world to struggle harder for equality within their nations, in particular people of colour who live in traditionally white societies in the northern hemisphere.
Odinga said the re-election of Obama had electrified the world.
"It is a tribute to the people of the United States that they have re-elected an African-American President amidst an intensely trying economic environment that would have tested any incumbent. It is therefore also an outstanding personal triumph for President Obama," said Odinga.
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Chalk up another win for their homey.
Any word from Mugabe and Little Kim?
That’s good .... Why doesn’t he move back there?
Hometown boy makes good.
send f-ing Obama to Kenya
he can have a home coming parade
“send f-ing Obama to Kenya”
Obama won so it’s more likely he’ll bring Kenya to the US