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Kenya

Raila Amolo Odinga

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


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Jockeying for position

Kenya began 2020 with erratic and intractable factional politics as the top two candidates for the next presidential election – William Ruto and Raila Odinga – counter each other's attempts to cobble together alliances from their bases in their respective ethnic homelands...


Back to the one-party state

Relations with Kenya improved following the 'handshake' between President Uhuru Kenyatta and President Magufuli's close friend Raila Odinga (AC Vol 59 No 6 Raila beats rivals to a new deal & Vol 60 No 19 Bridge of sighs)...


Building shaky bridges

The much-hyped Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his erstwhile rival opposition leader Raila Odinga in March 2018 was launched on 27 November at Nairobi's Bomas Centre...


Assault on Mount Kenya

In a long off-the-cuff speech in Kikuyu Kenyatta sought to mollify his ethnic constituency about the goals of his new-found alliance with Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga the proposed constitutional changes by the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) economic conditions in the Mount Kenya region and his lukewarm relations with his deputy William Ruto (AC Vol 60 No 19 Bridge of sighs)...


Ruto-Raila (round one)

The by-election campaigns for Kibra (previously Kibera) Kenya's largest slum near downtown Nairobi turned into a full-dress rehearsal of the political contest between Deputy President William Ruto and former opposition leader Raila Odinga...


Bridge of sighs

At least that was the idea agreed between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his new ally Raila Odinga in the historic 'handshake' of March 2018 (AC Vol 59 No 8 Believe the handshake)...

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Spending on the hoof

Following his coastal tour President Kenyatta is set to visit the counties in the south-west Nyanza region – the bailiwick of Raila Odinga – to launch new roads inaugurate water supply projects and open a new berth at Kisumu port...


A killing joke

It has widened the political rift but not yet led to a rupture between Ruto's Kalenjin following in the Rift Valley and their erstwhile Kikuyu allies some of whose leaders prefer a new alliance with one-time opposition leader Raila Odinga and his Orange Democratic Movement...


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