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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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Odinga and the Oranges

Until this month Raila Amolo Odinga's presidential plans were progressing well...


The new frontlines

President Mwai Kibaki and his National Alliance Rainbow Coalition are still favourites to win December’s general elections against the largest opposition grouping the broad-based Orange Democratic Movement led by Raila Amolo Odinga...

The other main opposition figures are Raila Odinga (Luo 14%) Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta (Kikuyu 5%) and William Ruto (Kalenjin 3%)...


Knocking out the lion's teeth

'What he (Kibaki) has brought is not a lion ' ODM leader Raila Amolo Odinga shouted referring to Kibaki's new alliance with former President Daniel arap Moi...

THE PRESIDENTIAL RUNNERS NAME PARTY SUPPORT BASE CHANCES Mwai Kibaki NARC-Kenya Central Province (Nyeri and environs national alliances through party network) Favourite helped by incumbency Kalonzo Musyoka ODM Ukambani Eastern Province Second favourite liked across Kenya but criticised as lightweight Raila Odinga ODM Luo Nyanza the most loyal but not biggest base Joint third favourite criticised for autocratic style Uhuru Kenyatta KANU Central Province and youth vote Joint third favourite came second in 2002 Musalia Mudavadi ODM Maragoli Western Province Strong compromise candidate William Ruto ODM Kalenjin Rift Valley Province Powerful vote-getter lacks national support Najib Balala ODM Coast Province and Muslim vote Popular but untried in senior jobs Julia Ojiambo ODM Samia Western Province and women Too junior in hierarchy Nicholas Biwott KANU Kalenjin Rift Valley Province Too unpopular to make a serious run ...


The anti-corruption collapse

Many Kenyans now believe that Kibaki's government is at least as corrupt as that of his predecessor Daniel arap Moi even if they are unsure that voting for an opposition alliance such as the Orange Democratic Movement under Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka would cut graft more effectively...

However on 12 October Oburu Odinga the Bondo MP brother of Raila Odinga and Chairman of Parliament's Finance Planning and Trade Committee called for Charterhouse to be reopened and allowed to operate normally...


A political resurrection

The former Public Works Minister and leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Raila Amolo Odinga accused Kibaki and his allies of betraying the memorandum of understanding which brought the constituent parties together to defeat Daniel Toroitich arap Moi's Kenya African National Union (KANU) in December 2002...

NARC-Kenya grew from the ashes of Kibaki's defeat in the November 2005 referendum by the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) which brings together KANU under Uhuru Kenyatta and the LDP under Raila Odinga...

Uhuru Kenyatta and ex-President Daniel arap Moi campaigned for KANU's David Manyara who came in last; Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka set aside their differences to support the LDP's Michael Brawan who came a creditable second...


Presidential hopefuls take to the road

He is suspicious of the more street-smart LDP leader Raila Odinga...

Alongside ex-President Daniel arap Moi he distrusts the Orange Democratic Movement and Raila Odinga although he is willing to support their demands for minimal constitutional change...

Raila Amolo Odinga (Luo and LDP leader) ran a television campaign smartly timed to catch the World Cup football audiences; his new authorised biography puts him at the heart of the 1982 failed coup against Moi that earned him six years in jail...


Slapping the messenger

The tale sharpened divisions both between Kibaki and his supporters and between Musyoka and Liberal Democratic Party leader Raila Odinga...


In the hole

The opposition ODM led by former Public Works Minister Raila Odinga says this isn't enough...

The following day ODM luminaries - Raila Odinga William Ruto Anyang' Nyong'o Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka (the leading ODM contender for the presidency) and Mutula Kilonzo - addressed a huge impromptu rally outside the KTN offices...


The hawks are circling

Opposition leaders Kenyatta and Raila Odinga want mass protests and a confidence vote...


Going down with the ship

Opposition kingpins Raila Odinga William Ruto Uhuru Kenyatta and Kalonzo Musyoka - nominally united under the banner of the Orange Democratic Movement - are demanding the immediate recall of parliament and a vote of no confidence in the government...


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