NEWS: RAILA ODINGA may be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize (In DC next week) – WHITE HOUSE sources

Friday June 14, 2013 - Former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga’s chance of scooping the Nobel Peace Prize is gaining momentum, after US President Barrack Obama sent him a congratulatory message thanking him for accepting the verdict of the Supreme Court that upheld the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta as Kenya’s fourth president.
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In the letter which was delivered by the US ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec , Obama hailed praises to Raila Odinga and also thanked him for being invited to America’s prestigious global think tank - the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC.

“Through your words and your actions, you affirmed the importance of the rule of law and constitutional order and helped ensure a better future for Kenyans,” Obama told Raila in the letter.

Raila, who is regarded as the father of democracy in Kenya, is expected to leave the country next week to Washington DC where he will deliver a key note speech on “Africa’s next 50 years” at Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC.

Only highly respected individuals with high influence in their countries are admitted for a fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson Centre.

Currently former Trade Minister and UNTACD Secretary General, Dr Mukhisa Kituyi, is serving his fellowship at the Centre.

Unconfirmed sources from White House said President Barrack Obama has proposed Raila Odinga to be conferred the Nobel Prize for peace for the year 2013.