Video: Odinga: “This country was at the precipice.”

In Part One of IRP’s exclusive interview with Kenya’s prime minister, Raila Odinga talks about efforts to govern after post-election violence last year left the country badly divided.

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. The video was filmed by Shravan Vidyarthi for the IRP.

Video: Watch Odinga take on the question of government corruption.

Video: Watch part 2 of the 3 part interview with Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

Video: Watch part 3 of the 3 part interview with Prime Minister Raila Odinga.