Julius Malema, Leader of EFF, Arrives in Kenya for Pan-African Institute Inauguration
Nairobi, Kenya – In a significant diplomatic visit, Julius Malema, the prominent leader of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party, touched down at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Wednesday night. His visit is centered around the inauguration of the Pan-African Institute, led by the esteemed Professor Patrick Loch Lumumba, a former Director of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission.
Welcoming Malema to Kenya, Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, accompanied by Lumumba, highlighted the importance of the Pan-African Institute’s establishment. “Malema is in the country for the inauguration of the Pan African Institute led by Prof Lumumba. We are African, and Africa is our business,” Ndindi stated after a morning meeting with Malema.
During his arrival, Malema shared his perspective on the recent visit of King Charles III and Queen Camilla to Kenya. Expressing historical awareness, Malema emphasized the need for reparations from the British, asserting that it would be the only genuine apology for the historical injustices inflicted upon Kenya.
“Unless they try to bring trillions of pounds to heal the deep wound they left in Kenya,” Malema insisted, addressing the legacy of colonialism.
Malema also used the opportunity to comment on the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, denouncing it as an ‘evil war’ with intentions to eradicate a specific ethnic community. Standing in solidarity with Palestine, Malema conveyed the party’s stance on what he termed as a global atrocity.
“The world is watching genocide being committed,” Malema declared, drawing attention to the alarming toll of the conflict. According to Al Jazeera, the Israeli attacks have claimed the lives of at least 10,328 Palestinians in Gaza since October 7, 2023, with over 1,400 casualties in Israel.
As Malema engages in diplomatic discussions and attends the Pan-African Institute inauguration, his visit to Kenya takes on broader significance, intertwining regional cooperation, historical reckoning, and global solidarity.