Details emerge of how Government spied on Raila during US Trip

It has emerged that the NIS sent spies who tracked Raila's movements in his 10-day trip in the US.

It is reported that National Intelligence Service (NIS) sent 15 spies in a secret operation aimed at tracking the NASA leaders movements in the US.

According to The Star, the intelligence agency tracked Odinga's every movement right from his departure in Kenya till he touched down in the US where they further monitored his public and private meetings by installing listening devices spread across various strategic locations.

The NIS sent an advanced team was sent to Washington, DC, two days before Raila arrived while another team consisting of three spies accompanied Odinga on his flight to the US where they sat close to the NASA leader.

The spies kept track of Odinga and visited his public meetings and installed listening devices in the closed door sessions where they could not be present.

This week, Odinga's adviser Salim Lone revealed Raila's trip attracted a lot of interest from players keen on Kenya's future terming it a success.

"I have been with Raila on visits to the US before but there has never been such an extraordinary level of interest in him, from government as well as congressional officials to Africa, policy experts, Republican and Democratic electoral democracy building bodies IRI and NDI, and the Editorial Boards of the Washington Post and NY Times," Lone said.

However, he failed to disclose the content of the high level meetings and discussions the former Prime Minister had with various leaders including American diplomat Johnnie Carson, US Senators, Yamamoto Donald, the assistant secretary of State for African Affairs in the US administration, Michael Phelan, director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Greg Simpkins, director of the House of Representatives sub-committee on Africa.

The NASA leader also delivered a speech on the outcome of the elections, overcoming our nation's political crisis, and advancing the State’s stability at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC.


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