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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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Electoral Commission goes on trial again

Claims that Ruto is trying to ensure that the new IEBC is controlled by his supporters have prompted his defeated opponent Raila Odinga who has been quiet since the August elections and his Azimio la Umoja coalition to organise public rallies across the country to protest the election results and secure the opposition's involvement in the IEBC reform process (AC Vol 63 No 23 Ruto and Odinga loyalists battle over election body)...


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How the opposition is trying to pick up the pieces

Formed by the infamous 'handshake' between Kenyatta and Raila Odinga in 2018 Azimio brought together Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and the rump of the Jubilee party formed by Kenyatta and his successor William Ruto along with a group of smaller parties led by Kalonzo Musyoka's Wiper party (AC Vol 59 No 6 Raila beats rivals to a new deal)...

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The return of one-man rule

Determined to increase his profile as an active regional statesman Kenyatta's additional role as guarantor of the Ethiopia peace deal has also allowed him to relinquish his role in Raila Odinga's Azimio coalition...


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Ruto hits back at dissident electoral commissioners

Azimio's Parliamentary Group meeting attended by Raila Odinga and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka described the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) hearings against the four IEBC commissioners as a 'lynch mob a hired hit squad and an illegality with a predetermined position...

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Ruto and Odinga loyalists battle over election body

Claims from defeated presidential candidate Raila Odinga's team that the IEBC colluded with Ruto's camp to fix the election have re-emerged in recent weeks...

The composition and future direction of the IEBC is set to be a key battle between Ruto and the opposition forces led by Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka with the latter demanding an overhaul of the institution...


A different kind of cronyism

Reinforcing this policy Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji last week dramatically announced that his office had prepared charges against senior figures in the security sector implicated in post-election atrocities in Raila Odinga's bastion of Nyanza in 2017...


Loyalty trumps all in Ruto's cabinet

That fired up Ruto's resentment against Kenyatta but also gave him the space to build up his United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and launch his own campaign against Kenyatta's preferred successor Raila Odinga...

This may appease voters in the Lower Eastern Ukambani region which stuck by Kalonzo Musyoka Wiper party leader and key ally of Raila Odinga in the August elections...

Former Meru Senator Mithika Linturi replaces his county mate Peter Munya who had supported Raila Odinga at Agriculture...

After the Supreme Court confirmed his narrow defeat in the 9 August polls an exhausted Raila Odinga decamped for a family holiday in Zanzibar last month to 'reflect and heal'...


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