[Raila Odinga in a past event. US government insists that his push for electoral reforms is respected and welcome. Photo/Nation]
Raila Odinga's quest for electoral justice received a major boost on Tuesday when President Donald Trump joined the debate.
For as many weeks now, Raila has vowed to end the alleged electoral injustices in the country by the end of this year.
"i want to assure you that electoral injustices must end this year. I will carry the Bible and nobody is going to prevent me from doing so," he said at Mombasa over the weekend.
A number of foreign countries among them the US have been pushing for dialogue between Raila and President Uhuru Kenyatta but their efforts are yet to materialize.
However, through acting assistant secretary to African Affairs Donald Yanamoto, Trump now says Raila's push for electoral justice is in line with the law and is welcome.
"We've known the former Prime Minister over the years. He has a great story , the need for electoral reforms, he is famous for, noted for and respected for reforms," he said in a teleconference.
A defiant Raila insists that he shall take oath of office despite calls to drop his bid and give room for dialogue.