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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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A divisive plan for unity

Three years after President Uhuru Kenyatta won re-election in polls boycotted by opposition leader Raila Odinga the two erstwhile rivals sat on a red-carpeted podium at the Bomas of Kenya venue to launch the long-awaited Building Bridges Initiative report on constitutional reforms...

Why Odinga will run in 2022 The long delay in completing the Building Bridges Initiative report had much to do with Raila Odinga and his allies executing a 180-degree about-turn...


Raila's path to power

After four unsuccessful election attempts Raila Odinga's path to the presidency now rests on his improbable alliance with President Uhuru Kenyatta...


Keeping up with the Kenyattas

Like most Kalenjin the two politicians resent of the President's treatment of his Deputy William Ruto (a Kalenjin) now practically excluded from all aspects of government by a squad of the President's closest advisers led by Jubilee Party deputy chairman David Murathe in alliance with Raila Odinga's key men in the Orange Democratic Movement...


The Kenyatta-Odinga deal starts fraying

The Building Bridges Initiative – the political deal concocted between opposition leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta – is in trouble again...

Their frustration with the government's economic mismanagement the President's embrace of Raila Odinga (having earlier demonised him) and the Kenyatta family's monopolistic business tactics had sent the traders and farmers into William Ruto's camp...


A big tent for Moi's children

Having fallen out with Nasa leader Raila Odinga during the fluid aftermath of the January 2018 faux swearing-in which he failed to attend and despite some flirtations unable to reconcile himself either to the factions of Kenyatta or Deputy President William Ruto in the ruling party Mudavadi has found himself in retreat from national politics and therefore increasingly locked inside Western Kenya's fractious leadership contests...


Uhuru takes it out on his party

He stated that he would continue uniting the country under the BBI with erstwhile opposition leader Raila Odinga whether the MPs liked it or not...


The one-party statesmen

It's simultaneously formalising coalition arrangements with its pre-election partner the Kenya African National Union (KANU) and sending out signals that it is intent on bolstering its informal alliance with Raila Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement (ODM)...

The big tent gets bigger When Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta ended their post-election hostilities with a handshake in 2018 'betrayal' was the cry from Odinga's former allies in the National Super Alliance (Nasa) – even though they had been holding their own talks with President Kenyatta (AC Vol 59 No 6 Raila beats rivals to a new deal)...


A clumsy coup

At a heated special session of the Senate government supporters led ironically by opposition lawmakers now cosy with the executive under the terms of the Uhuru Kenyatta–Raila Odinga pact defended the move as a necessary evil...


Freight storm hits the port

Both men have been major backers of former opposition leader Raila Odinga and his Orange Democratic Movement...


Duelling impeachments

A close ally who was dismissed as Devolution Secretary following her own graft scandal involving the disappearance of 791 million Kenya shillings ($800 000) from the National Youth Service in 2016 Waiguru was parachuted into the Jubilee nomination for the governorship in the central province the following year and has been one of the most enthusiastic cheerleaders for the Building Bridges Initiative led by Kenyatta and erstwhile opposition leader Raila Odinga...


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