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Raila Amolo Odinga

Date of Birth: 2 January 1945
Place of Birth: Maseno, Kisumo District, Nyanza Province


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Nasa heads for crash landing

Nasa has existed in name only since Raila Odinga was co-opted into President Uhuru Kenyatta's government via the 'handshake' deal in 2018 in which he abandoned the allies that had supported his unsuccessful presidential campaigns in 2012 and 2018 (AC Vol 59 No 6 Raila beats rivals to a new deal)...

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Why the dynasties fear Ruto

A Ruto victory depends on the Kikuyu popular vote shifting to Ruto (a Kalenjin) and away from President Kenyatta and his ally Raila Odinga...

Yet that has not stopped Kenyatta himself politicking with Raila Odinga via the Building Bridges Initiative a constitutional reform project...


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The Kenyatta-Odinga political plan goes back to the courts

Judges sat for five consecutive days at the Appeal Court to review the 14 May High Court ruling that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) at the centre of the alliance between Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga would breach the constitution (AC Vol 62 No 11 Picking up the pieces)...

It doubles as a constitutional overhaul that expands government and a political deal to carve up power between President Kenyatta and 'handshake' partner Raila Odinga (AC Vol 59 No 6 Raila beats rivals to a new deal)...

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Picking up the pieces

After the 2018 public reconciliation between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga – known simply as the 'handshake' – the BBI was sold as a blueprint to end the 'winner-takes-all' tribal discord that has accompanied every election since the advent of multi-party democracy (AC Vol 61 No 23 A divisive plan for unity)...


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Judges reject the Kenyatta-Odinga plan to remake government but help their rival Ruto

Political allies President Uhuru Kenyatta and erstwhile opposition leader Raila Odinga have to rethink their political strategy after the High Court in Nairobi threw out their plan to remake the constitution in line with their Building Bridges Initiative (BBI)...

Three years after the 'handshake' between President Kenyatta and Raila Odinga the two principals have invested too much political capital in it (AC Vol 62 No 1 Handshake to face poll test)...

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President Hassan takes her charm offensive to Nairobi

However despite being personally close to erstwhile opposition leader Raila Odinga who gave him a particularly laudatory obituary Magufuli's relations with Kenyatta were often prickly particularly over the status of herders who graze cattle on either side of the Kenya/Tanzanian border and on work permits for Kenyans wishing to work and do business cross-border (AC Vol 58 No 23 Making policy on the hoof)...

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Don’t show us the money

Contrary to the promise of downsizing government Jubilee led by President Kenyatta and its ally the Orange Democratic Movement of Raila Odinga seem determined to pursue a constitutional referendum based on the Building Bridges Initiative...


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Parliament sets up roadblocks for Building Bridges law

Instead several embarrassing setbacks for the 'handshake' duo President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga have prompted concerns that the project could yet snatch defeat from the jaws of victory (AC Vol 62 No 1 Handshake to face poll test)...

Among the report's supporters were several surprising names including Senator James Orengo a close ally of former opposition leader and handshake partner Raila Odinga...

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