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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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Diplomats and journalists drawn into election row

The government took three of Kenya's main television stations off the air rather than allow them to broadcast opposition leader Raila Odinga's self-styled inauguration as the 'people's president' in Nairobi's Uhuru Park on 30 January...

Then hours after polls closed in the 8 August general election Nasa leader Raila Odinga asserted Nasa had evidence that hackers had gained access to the IEBC database and tweaked the votes to give victory to President Uhuru Kenyatta...


Political rift will linger

The aim of Nasa leader Raila Odinga will be to keep the political pot boiling by declaring himself the 'people's president' and announcing an alternative government despite repeated appeals from United States British and European Union diplomats not to take this course...


Separatists on the march

It has gained prominence with the rising perception of political unfairness – in this case that opposition leader Raila Odinga who took around 60% of the Coastal vote in the annulled presidential election in August was cheated (AC Vol 58 No 22 A question of legitimacy)...


Allowance alliance

'This is a big cake for all of us so that we can serve the legislative role in this House ' said the author of the amendment Tom Kajwang' one of opposition leader Raila Odinga's most vocal supporters in the Assembly...


Unpacking Raila's resistance

In an eloquent address to a full auditorium at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington DC on the morning of 9 November Raila Odinga leader of Kenya's opposition National Super Alliance (Nasa) explained for the first time in detail what he had in mind for resolving Kenya's deepening political crisis (AC Vol 58 No 20 No open-and-shut case)...


Counting on the counties

National Super Alliance (Nasa) opposition leader Raila Odinga was not initially a supporter of devolution either but when he saw that county governors could act as a brake on the Jubilee government he became their cheerleader...


What the landslide buried

The boycott of the 26 October poll by his main rival Raila Odinga gave him a massive winning margin but robbed the victory of legitimacy...


A commission under siege

Yet while the diplomats urged Jubilee against ramming through the new electoral rules midstream their harshest criticism has been reserved for the attacks by Raila Odinga's National Super Alliance (Nasa) against the IEBC...


Crisis? What crisis?

On this issue there is stark disagreement between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga...

Why did Raila Odinga withdraw from the rerun of presidential elections scheduled for 26 October...

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