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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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Veterans seek a last hurrah in Addis

The race to succeed Moussa Faki Mahamat as chair of the African Union Commission (AUC) in February 2025 already has two contenders Tanzania's former president Jakaya Kikwete and Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga...

He formally declared his interest in the AUC job ahead of the African Union summit in February at a press conference alongside his friend Olusegun Obasanjo Nigeria's former president and has quickly secured the support of Kenya's political class (Dispatches 21/2/24 Raila Odinga's bid for AU chair wins consensus in Nairobi)...

The rivals for Raila's crown Raila Odinga's decision to swap domestic politics for the African Union has prompted a scramble for his mantle as Kenya's de facto opposition leader...

That is how Musyoka and his allies who see his candidacy as Ruto's main opponent in 2027 as a certainty view the situation (AC Vol 64 No 10 What does Raila Odinga want...


Judges stand up as Ruto takes them on

And in 2021 and 2022 it struck down the ambitious constitutional reform known as the Building Bridges Initiative that was designed by former President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga as part of the latter's failed bid for the presidency (AC Vol 62 No 17 The bridge collapses)...


Auditor in the dock

Wage gapMaking a presentation before a bipartisan committee set up by President Ruto and opposition Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga to discuss governance and political reforms in the wake of last year's disputed presidential elections the audit chief pointed to her own wages which she said appear in the Treasury's official records as being three times higher than the sum she actually receives...


Ruto's plan to profit from the ports hits problems

Raila Odinga's opposition Azimio la Umoja coalition condemned the Privatisation Bill contending that 'these entities some of which are critical to our nation's security must be allowed to continue serving public good rather than lining the pockets of individuals...

Ruto and his camp led the campaign to mothball the scheme describing it as a vote-rigging device designed to favour Kenyatta's political ally Raila Odinga...


Ruto's reshuffle rewards the technocrats

Before last year's national elections Mudavadi and his Amani National Congress broke with Raila Odinga's opposition Azimio la Umoja coalition but he didn't bring the substantial numbers of Luhya votes that Ruto's camp had expected...


Cross-party talks open, carrots provided

The prospect of a political deal between President William Ruto and opposition Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga is unsettling some of their followers and allies who fear they could lose out in any new partition of the spoils of power...


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Ruto backtracks on fuel price rise

The raft of new taxes of which the higher fuel tax and scrapping of the subsidy were among the most painful measures for low and middle income Kenyans have been seized upon by Raila Odinga's Azimio la Umoja opposition coalition...

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