Video: Kenyan PM: “We need to reconcile society”

In Part Two of IRP's exclusive interview with Kenya's prime minister, Raila Odinga discusses the "gory events" of Kenya's post-election violence and how the coalition government is trying to restore confidence.

Kenya 2009

By Shravan Vidyarthi

July 29, 2009

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga met with IRP Gatekeepers on June 7, 2009, for an exclusive one-hour interview. Odinga was the opposition candidate in the disputed presidential elections in late 2007 that led to ethnic-based violence that left hundreds dead. An international mediation effort created a coalition government in which Odinga serves with his election foe, President Mwai Kibaki. (The IRP requested an interview with Kibaki but it was not granted.) In his interview with the IRP Gatekepers, Odinga talked about the challenges of governance, restoring Kenya's economy and the U.S. role in the country.

Video: Watch Odinga discuss how to bring needed reform to Kenya.

Video: Watch Part 1 of the series where Odinga talks about the coalition government.

Video: Watch Part 3 of the 3 part interview with Prime Minister Odinga and hear him address Africa's future.