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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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Uhuru wants his Jubilee

After this the Jubilee officials want to formalise a merger with Raila Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) ahead of next August's elections (AC Vol 62 No 23 Cash takes on the kingpins)...


Cash takes on the kingpins

With less than ten months before the presidential elections next year the two leading contenders are almost certain to be veteran oppositionist Raila Odinga now 'handshake' partner to President Uhuru Kenyatta who will face Kenyatta's deputy William Ruto...

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Kenyatta mulls the high cost of the handshake

It was he argued his January 2018 'handshake' with veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga that had 'cooled political temperatures' (AC Vol 62 No 21 Raila beats Ruto as the oligarchs' favourite)...


Raila beats Ruto as the oligarchs' favourite

Of the two frontrunners Raila Odinga benefitted hugely in his Kibra stronghold a constituency in Nairobi county when President Uhuru Kenyatta endorsed him late last month...

Addressing hundreds of residents from the sun-roofs of their armoured SUVs and donning similar Kenyan-made cotton print loose-fitting shirts Kenyatta speaking the language of peace and continuity turned to Raila Odinga his 'Handshake' partner and to roars of approval declared that only Odinga could guarantee his legacy (AC Vol 59 No 6 Raila beats rivals to a new deal)...

Murungi harbours no presidential ambitions of his own for 2022 quickly using his new party to endorse Raila Odinga...

The oligarchs perched on Mount Kenya In an historic shift some of the most successful business people in the country are backing Raila Odinga and rallying others to support him...

His relationship with Raila Odinga blossomed in the early 1990s it is said when the latter went to collect money on behalf of his father...


Show us the money

The naming of Kenyatta and the reminder that his family is the wealthiest in Kenya is helpful for would-be presidential candidates Raila Odinga and William Ruto both of whom have acquired vast wealth largely unexplained via their political careers (AC Vol 62 No 14 Why the dynasties fear Ruto & Vol 62 No 18 Raila takes to the pulpit)...


Raila takes to the pulpit

The dismissal of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) by the High Court may yet derail veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga's fifth presidential bid but in the meantime while he has still not formally declared his candidacy for August 2022 his campaign is exploring new ground (AC Vol 62 No 17 The bridge collapses)...


This tweet for hire

While both sides use cyber-warriors it is the governing Jubilee party that has most used data-mining hiring the disgraced Cambridge Analytica to coordinate its online campaigns in the 2013 and 2017 elections running for example smear campaigns linking opposition leader Raila Odinga to threats of violence (AC Vol 60 No 15 Spinner caught in web)...


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