It is sad that some Kenyans are unhappy with the nomination of Hon. Raila Odinga as the Representative for Infrastructure and Development in Africa.
I have interacted with a few people since his appointment and some have given me shocking reasons for their disapproval.
Some are arguing that this position should have gone to a youth. I find this line of reasoning a bit myopic and to a greater extent being advanced from a point of ignorance
I equally presuppose that people are hiding behind youthfulness just to advance our level of pettiness and Kenyan tribalism.
We cannot ignore history which clearly indicates that appointments to special envoy positions of this magnitude and well-defined roles have largely been a preserve of prominent personalities including former heads of member states.
Just like the person of Raila, the holder of this office must be a person of influence with cross-border diplomatic networks and proven records of success.