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Raila Amolo Odinga
Kenya

Raila Amolo Odinga

Date of Birth: 02/01/1945
Place of Birth: Maseno, Kisumo District, Nyanza Province


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Pressure-cooker polls

Ironically, while in government in 2012, CORD leaders Raila Amolo Odinga and Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka played a major role in crafting the IEBC which they went on to condemn in a series of demonstrations in the first half of 2016...


NASA for launch

Coalition for Reform and Democracy leader Raila Odinga and Amani National Congress leader Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi agreed that a National Super Alliance (Nasa) will launch in February...


Empty words on graft

With elections due next August, corruption has become one of the most potent lines of attack of the opposition Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD), led by Raila Odinga...


Jubilee unites ahead of poll

President Uhuru Kenyatta's Jubilee Party, which grew out of the governing Jubilee coalition and combines twelve small parties, will face Raila Odinga's Coalition for Reform and Democracy which, unlike Jubilee, continues to fragment amid internal quarrels (AC Vol 57 No 14, Warnings of a bad election)...

In a 2010 dossier sent by Michael Ranneberger, the then United States Ambassador, to the government and to Raila Odinga that was discussed in Parliament on 21 December that year, Joho was listed among five Kenyans as a prime suspect in international drug trafficking...


Safe choice, vexed process

Both Raila Odinga, the head of the opposition Orange Democratic Movement, and Hassan Omar, Mombasa Senator and Secretary General of the Wiper Democratic Movement, endorsed Maraga as a politically neutral, hard-working insider with integrity...


Technology against tricksters

Indeed, it is ironic that the Kenyan opposition is now campaigning for the greater use of technology in elections: in 2013, both the voter verification hardware and a newly-minted electronic transmission system failed, leading Raila Odinga to contests the results in court (AC Vol 54 No 6, The closest of shaves)...

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Fear stalks the law

The Orange Democratic Movement leader, Raila Odinga, accused the Kwekwe squad, which the government insists no longer exists, of killing the outspoken businessman and critic Jacob Juma this May, adding that Kenyans were 'tired of political assassinations'...


Political football over the ref

CORD leader Raila Odinga has threatened to boycott the elections unless the IEBC is reformed: many assume that would include replacing the Chairperson...

Ethnic politics colour poll body row It is hard now to believe the joy with which the then Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, and his Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) greeted the appointment of Ahmed Issack Hassan as Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairperson in November 2011...


ICC down but not out

Pressure on the government is also mounting from the opposition Orange Democratic Movement leader, Raila Odinga, to divulge the whereabouts of Kenya's Eurobond funds...


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