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Kenyan Prime Minister Receives Bhagavad-gita As It Is

By: on June 28, 2009

Govinda-Prema Dasa, an ISKCON devotee from Nairobi, gifted Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga with a copy of Srila Prabhupada’s Bhagavad-gita this May.

The opportunity arose when devotees attended the same Sikh community college opening that the Prime Minister had been invited to speak at. After Odinga’s speech promoting higher education as the way to a peaceful and happy country, Govinda-Prema approached him.

“Most honourable Prime Minister, I am from the Hare Krishna temple,” he explained simply. “I would like to present to you this holy book that teaches how to make the world peaceful.”

Odinga took the Bhagavad-gita and looked at it respectfully. When Govinda-Prema told him that ISKCON was feeding three thousand people daily in Nairobi, he was impressed and shook the devotee’s hand, saying, “Thank you very much for all your good work.”

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