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Vol 48 No 17

Published 24th August 2007


Kenya

Tinga's tractor in top gear

Above all, he is unpredictable and indefatigable: that is how an old associate sums up Raila Amolo Odinga. He has plenty of charisma for his rousing speeches in the slums and poverty-stricken villages. His tactical skills and ideological pragmatism - many Western diplomats rate him highly, despite his radical past - make him a formidable rival for President Mwai Kibaki in this year's presidential and parliamentary elections.

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