Raila honored with a global award for his struggle for better governance

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Photo Courtesy:Raila Odinga Delivering a lecture at Cambridge University in London on Monday

On Wednesday Raila Odinga was honored with  the Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion, Television and Arts award in Londonm for his struggle for better governance.

The Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts (BEFFTA)awards honours personalities in various field among them entertainment, sport, as well as leadership in the black communities in UK, USA, Africa, Caribbean, Canada and globally.

Founded by Dr Pauline Long this award is the first of its kind rewarding outstanding achievements and contributions from Africans, Caribbeans and Asians in the  entertainment, film, fashion, television, arts, sports, leadership, philanthropy and entrepreneurship.

While receiving the award Raila mentioned that even though most African countries have disputes that last the life of Parliament they did not want to be prompted by any foreigner to tell them  how to resolve their  issues.

“Most African countries have disputes that last the life of Parliament. We have perpetual conflicts in these countries. We decided that we did not want to be prompted by any foreigner to tell us how to resolve our issues,” said Odinga.