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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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Raila takes to the pulpit

The dismissal of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) by the High Court may yet derail veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga's fifth presidential bid but in the meantime while he has still not formally declared his candidacy for August 2022 his campaign is exploring new ground (AC Vol 62 No 17 The bridge collapses)...


This tweet for hire

While both sides use cyber-warriors it is the governing Jubilee party that has most used data-mining hiring the disgraced Cambridge Analytica to coordinate its online campaigns in the 2013 and 2017 elections running for example smear campaigns linking opposition leader Raila Odinga to threats of violence (AC Vol 60 No 15 Spinner caught in web)...


The bridge collapses

Conceived three years ago after the 'handshake' between Kenyatta and veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga following disputed elections in 2017 BBI was marketed as a solution to the 'winner-takes-all' ethnic discord that has blighted elections since the return of multi-party democracy in 1991 (AC Vol 59 No 6 Raila beats rivals to a new deal)...


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Nasa heads for crash landing

Nasa has existed in name only since Raila Odinga was co-opted into President Uhuru Kenyatta's government via the 'handshake' deal in 2018 in which he abandoned the allies that had supported his unsuccessful presidential campaigns in 2012 and 2018 (AC Vol 59 No 6 Raila beats rivals to a new deal)...

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Why the dynasties fear Ruto

A Ruto victory depends on the Kikuyu popular vote shifting to Ruto (a Kalenjin) and away from President Kenyatta and his ally Raila Odinga...

Yet that has not stopped Kenyatta himself politicking with Raila Odinga via the Building Bridges Initiative a constitutional reform project...


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The Kenyatta-Odinga political plan goes back to the courts

Judges sat for five consecutive days at the Appeal Court to review the 14 May High Court ruling that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) at the centre of the alliance between Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga would breach the constitution (AC Vol 62 No 11 Picking up the pieces)...

It doubles as a constitutional overhaul that expands government and a political deal to carve up power between President Kenyatta and 'handshake' partner Raila Odinga (AC Vol 59 No 6 Raila beats rivals to a new deal)...

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