Jump to navigation

Kenya

Raila Amolo Odinga

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


Displaying 1-10 out of 364 results.

DISPATCHES

Death of political kingpin Njonjo stirs political passions

Some go further and say that Njonjo ran the government during the first decade of the reign of Kenyatta Uhuru Kenyatta's father following his falling out with his Vice-President Oginga Odinga Raila Odinga's father...

In the elections of 2013 and 2017 Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga contested for power sparking a bitter dispute between their supporters and families which seemed to end in March 2018 with the historic 'handshake' of the protagonists (AC Vol 59 No 6 Raila beats rivals to a new deal)...

Now Uhuru Kenyatta is backing Raila Odinga's campaign for the presidency in the August elections...

At the same time Raila Odinga was jailed on charges of having helped the plotters...

READ FOR FREE

Hustlers and handshakes

But barring a phenomenal new crisis the political scene will be consumed by the presidential elections due in August which pit erstwhile opposition leader turned establishment man Raila Odinga of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and Deputy President William Ruto of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) (AC Vol 62 No 21 Raila beats Ruto as the oligarchs' favourite)...

President Uhuru Kenyatta's new year message oozed optimism as he pointed to the high growth figures of the second half of 2021 which he attributed to the political calm brought by his 'handshake' alliance with Raila Odinga...


DISPATCHES

Odinga rebounds with new coalition plan

In the rollercoaster race for the presidency in August's elections veteran oppositionist turned establishment candidate Raila Odinga has made a good start in the new year by bringing in some useful new allies...

READ FOR FREE

Raila's shallow coalition

The kick-off of Raila Odinga's fifth presidential bid in front of around 100 000 people in Nairobi's Kasarani stadium on 10 December may have displayed 'Baba's' undimmed capacity to draw a crowd but did little to assuage fears that his coalition is currently broad but shallow...


DISPATCHES

Raila Odinga launches fifth bid for the presidency

Leader of Orange Democratic Movement and veteran oppositionist Raila Odinga held his Azimio la Umoja rally to launch his presidential candidacy on 10 December at the 60 000-seat Kasarani Sports Centre in Nairobi backed by a phalanx of President Uhuru Kenyatta's cabinet secretaries and Gideon Moi son of late President Daniel arap Moi...

READ FOR FREE

Deputy President Ruto steals a march on his rivals

The grand plan to parachute veteran oppositionist Raila Odinga into the presidency in the elections next August has run into powerful headwinds...

In an opinion poll released on 19 November by the TIFA market research agency in Nairobi Ruto was leading with 38% over the other three contenders: Raila Odinga (23%) Musalia Mudavadi (2%) Kalonzo Musyoka (1%)...

Then other Kikuyu a minority for now are warming up to Raila Odinga...

The alliance between Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga is a political and historical oddity a marriage of duelling dynasties that could still fail...

That friendship was briefly broken in 2007-08 when Uhuru and Ruto campaigned for opposing Presidential candidates: Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga respectively...

All that changed after Kenyatta's 'handshake' with Raila Odinga in 2018 (AC Vol 59 No 6 Raila beats rivals to a new deal)...


DISPATCHES

Uhuru wants his Jubilee

After this the Jubilee officials want to formalise a merger with Raila Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) ahead of next August's elections (AC Vol 62 No 23 Cash takes on the kingpins)...

READ FOR FREE

Cash takes on the kingpins

With less than ten months before the presidential elections next year the two leading contenders are almost certain to be veteran oppositionist Raila Odinga now 'handshake' partner to President Uhuru Kenyatta who will face Kenyatta's deputy William Ruto...

READ FOR FREE

Kenyatta mulls the high cost of the handshake

It was he argued his January 2018 'handshake' with veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga that had 'cooled political temperatures' (AC Vol 62 No 21 Raila beats Ruto as the oligarchs' favourite)...


Displaying 1-10 out of 364 results.