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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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Now the numbers favour Raila Odinga

With few substantive policies in dispute the presidential election on 9 August between front runners William Ruto and Raila Odinga is testing their capacity to stitch together the strongest coalitions with the most voters...


A running mate scorned

After weeks of speculation the running mates selected by presidential aspirants Raila Odinga and William Ruto confirmed what has been apparent for several years: the next president will be decided in central Kenya...


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Martha Karua and Rigathi Gachagua make the cut as running mates

After criticising Kenyan politics as a 'rich boys' club' former Justice Minister Martha Karua has been chosen by Raila Odinga as his running mate ahead of national elections on 9 August (AC Vol 63 No 9 Rivals struggle to balance their tickets)...

After condemning President Uhuru Kenyatta and his chosen successor Raila Odinga for 'ganging up to create plum positions for a few people' in their plans for constitutional reform Ruto now seems to be following their lead...

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Mind the gap

With the August presidential race mainly focused on swing counties in central Kenya the future of devolution established in 2013 has scarcely been discussed particularly since the demise in the courts of the Building Bridges constitutional reform initiative developed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga...


Rivals struggle to balance their tickets

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga's Azimio La Umoja One-Kenya camp has written to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) requesting more time to name a running mate arguing that the 28 April deadline set by the commission is illegal...


The political class salutes Mwai Kibaki, the last of the independence generation

The rival presidential candidates Deputy President William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga have heaped praise on former President Emilio Mwai Kibaki who has died at 90...

In partnership with his prime minister Raila Odinga Kibaki ushered in the new 2010 constitution with stronger checks and balances and a devolved system of government incorporating 47 county administrations (AC Vol 63 No 8 Battling over the legacy)...

Early polling results had appeared to indicate a win for his opponent Raila Odinga but the margin steadily narrowed before the results were taken off air...

In August Raila Odinga and William Ruto who were on the same side during and after the disputed poll and the violence that ensued are vying for the presidency...


Battling over the legacy

Both Deputy President William Ruto and erstwhile oppositionist and now establishment candidate Raila Odinga used recent trips to the United States and the United Kingdom to pitch for diplomatic support and to define their main campaigning lines...

5bn allocated to his 'Big Four' agenda widely praised by his favoured successor Raila Odinga which has focused on investment in manufacturing and farming and improving access to healthcare and housing...


Supreme Court finally throws out Building Bridges plan

The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) was the most tangible policy outcome of the 2018 'handshake' between President Uhuru Kenyatta and erstwhile opposition leader Raila Odinga but on 31 March the Supreme Court administered its last rites (AC Vol 59 No 6 Raila beats rivals to a new deal)...


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