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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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Politics of largesse

Kenyatta's line is repeatedly heard from his closest political allies – Raila Odinga and his associates in the Orange Democratic Movement – as they join the President in campaigning for the constitutional reforms in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) which is being sold as a tool that will double government funds to the villages and counties (AC Vol 62 No 1 Handshake to face poll test)...


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Uhuru reshuffles and grows the government

When President Uhuru Kenyatta shuffled and expanded his pack of ministers on Thursday (19 February) it was his 'handshake' partners Orange Democratic Movement party leader Raila Odinga and his Wiper counterpart Kalonzo Musyoka who benefited most...

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A presidential spoiler throws hat in the ring

A respected technocrat Kituyi would be a viable candidate if Raila Odinga chooses not to stand...

Ruto sees the abandoning of the impeachment motion against him as evidence of his strong support and disaffection towards President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga...

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Grandees at the memorial, a hustler in Mombasa

With his estranged Deputy President William Ruto conspicuously absent – it is as yet unclear whether or not he was invited – President Uhuru Kenyatta followed by erstwhile opposition leader Raila Odinga and other political leaders took the pulpit to urge Kenyans and politicians to maintain peace in pointed references to Ruto...

Meanwhile the Deputy President was busy campaigning at the Coast one of the regions loyal to Raila Odinga which Ruto believes he can swing ahead of the 2022 elections (AC Vol 61 No 20 Raila's path to power)...

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Mixed signals about an election for a new governor in Nairobi

The next pitched battle between Deputy President William Ruto and the 'handshake' coalition of President Uhuru Kenyatta and erstwhile opposition leader Raila Odinga is centred over whether and when a by-election to replace impeached Nairobi governor Mike Sonko should be held...

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The race for Nairobi

Extremely popular in Nairobi's slums – where half the city's population lives and where he hands out cash freely – Sonko seemed likely to support Ruto's candidate for the city's governorship if only to get even with Kenyatta and his ally Raila Odinga who lined up legislators at the Nairobi County Assembly and Kenya's Senate to remove him from office...


Handshake to face poll test

There will be a slow rise in GDP growth but this will not mask the reality of an economy in trouble more corruption scandals rising poverty and ethnic political bickering under the unlikely coalition of President Uhuru Kenyatta and nominal opposition leader Raila Odinga (AC Vol 59 No 6 Raila beats rivals to a new deal)...


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...


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