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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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Cross-party talks open, carrots provided

The prospect of a political deal between President William Ruto and opposition Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga is unsettling some of their followers and allies who fear they could lose out in any new partition of the spoils of power...


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Ruto backtracks on fuel price rise

The raft of new taxes of which the higher fuel tax and scrapping of the subsidy were among the most painful measures for low and middle income Kenyans have been seized upon by Raila Odinga's Azimio la Umoja opposition coalition...

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The street takes on State House

Co-ordinated by Azimio La Umoja leader Raila Odinga Kenyans are being urged to bang kitchen pots and pans at midday in protest at food prices...

But expectations of an early deal are low and creating the opposition leader position would require a constitutional amendment (AC Vol 64 No 10 What does Raila Odinga want...

RUTO GAMBLES ON AUSTERITY On the campaign trail last year William Ruto refused to join his rival Raila Odinga in calling for debt restructuring...


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Court blocks housing levy as new taxes bite

Opposition leader Raila Odinga's protests against the Ruto government's economic management and the cost of living crisis have not forced concessions from the President they show the pain felt by Kenyans particularly the lower middle class voters who shifted to Ruto's camp in last August's elections...

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A man for all summits

Few expected William Ruto to devote much time to foreign policy when he claimed the presidency after narrowly defeating Raila Odinga in last August's elections...


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Uhuru hangs on to his Jubilee

There is little appetite among MPs to maintain the politics of the pre-election 'handshake' between Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga (Dispatches 10/1/23 How the opposition is trying to pick up the pieces)...

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What does Raila Odinga want?

After weeks of insisting that there would be no compromise and no 'handshake'-style deal with veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga President William Ruto followed his two immediate predecessors and backed down...


Ruto's credit slumps amid cash flow crisis

At the Chatham House think-tank in London last March Ruto did not agree with Raila Odinga's campaign promise to renegotiate the country's external debts (Dispatches 18/4/23 Dialling for dollars)...


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