Nic Hailey pays courtesy visits to Odinga and Orengo

Nic Hailey with Raila Odinga and James Orengo
Nic Hailey meets Raila Odinga and James Orengo. Photos: Twitter/ @RailaOdinga (left) and @orengo_james (right)

The UK High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, paid courtesy visits to Kenyan politicians Raila Odinga and James Orengo on Monday and Tuesday this week.

On Monday Mr Hailey met opposition leader Mr Odinga for what the NASA leader described as “candid discussions on pertinent issues affecting our nation.”

Nic Hailey and Raila Odinga
UK High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, meets Raila Odinga. Photo: Twitter/RailaOdinga

Yesterday, he met with James Orengo at the Senate Minority Leader’s office which gave the pair had an opportunity to discuss a wide range of issues.

James Aggrey Bob Orengo is a prominent Kenyan politician, activist, senator and lawyer who has largely served as a politician.

He is also among the few lawyers who the earned a title of Senior Counsel in Kenya, after he was honoured by such with former President Kibaki.

Orengo was elected as an MP for Ugenya Constituency as a KANU candidate in a by-election in 1980 when he was just 29 years old, making him the youngest MP in Kenya at the time.

In 2002, he vied for the office of the president and lost. Three years later, he joined the Orange Democratic Movement Party and in 2007 was elected Ugena MP, a position he held until 2013.

He was appointed as a Minister of Lands from 2008 to 2013 before being elected to the Senate of Kenya representing Siaya County.

On 1st September 2017, he won a case at the supreme court that nullified the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.