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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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Ruto plays the economy blame-game

That was part of the fallout from the Supreme Court's decision to label as 'illegal and unconstitutional' the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) to amend the constitution a pet project of Kenyatta's and his erstwhile ally Raila Odinga...


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Ahead of his inauguration, Ruto sews up parliament

MPs affiliated to defeated presidential candidate Raila Odinga and the Azimio coalition tried to block Wetangula's candidacy by citing allegations of corruption during his tenure as foreign minister and a procedural claim that he had not lawfully resigned as Bungoma Senator...

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The judges endorse Ruto's rout

Ruto will be sworn in as president on 13 September after the Supreme Court threw out the petitions filed by Raila Odinga and others demanding the nullification of the 9 August presidential elections...


Kenyatta's securocrats cast into the cold

For their partisan role in Raila Odinga's presidential campaign if not for the ordinary politics of transition most of these Kenyatta-era apparatchiks will be cast into the cold (AC Vol 63 No 17 Ruto takes his revenge)...


Pricing Ruto's promises

Ruto's pre-election claim that political accommodations compromise democracy – a charge he used to dismiss Raila Odinga's Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition – was quickly forgotten as he raced to win over the independent MPs who hold the balance of power in the National Assembly...

Consolation prizes for Raila Presidential contender Raila Odinga will have breathed a sigh of relief after his Orange Democratic Movement won both of the delayed governor elections in Mombasa and Kakamega results which check the momentum of President-elect William Ruto...


Brussels greets Ruto

United States Senator Chris Coons was dispatched to Nairobi for meetings with Ruto his opposition rival Raila Odinga and outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta following the official announcement of the 9 August election results but Borrell's is the first major diplomatic visit since Ruto's victory was confirmed by the Supreme Court on 5 September...


Politicians and activists take the election to court

When presidential contender Raila Odinga's legal team civil society organisations and sundry individuals met the deadline of 2 p...

Small wonder that the two main sides former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto are said to be paying stratospheric fees to their legal advisors who include some of the country's most eminent jurists...


How the hustlers toppled the dynasties

Whoever emerges as president after the legal fight at the Supreme Court – Raila Odinga's Azimio La Umoja says it will submit its petition by the deadline of 22 August – the two rival coalitions are still fighting for control of parliament...

WHERE RUTO REDREW THE MAP The contest between former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto for the presidency was the closest in Kenyan history and shook politics to its foundations...


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