Kenya's outgoing president has been mobilising his embassies and experts in places as far afield as London, Paris, Berlin and LA in a bid to secure the return of Kenya's cultural heritage. Negotiations are now underway at various levels.
Keenly aware that he is not a favourite in Mogadishu, Odinga has recently been bending over backwards to come up with proposals to restore bilateral relations with Somalia. Much to the concern of the security services, which are on high alert in the run-up to the Kenyan elections.
The presidential candidate is facing pressure from Mombasa County's business leaders, who want assurances that one of them will become a governor there, putting Odinga, who wants to avoid having to choose between long-time political and financial supporters, in a bind.