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Raila Amolo Odinga

Date of Birth: 02/01/1945
Place of Birth: Maseno, Kisumo District, Nyanza Province


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Believe the handshake

The former United Kingdom International Development Minister Valerie Amos struck an appreciative note in the introductions, saying she was 'delighted to see rapprochement' in Kenya – a reference to last month's 'handshake' between Kenyatta and opposition chief Raila Odinga, which appears to have ended, at least for now, over six months of ugly post-election politicking (AC Vol 59 No 6, Raila beats rivals to a new deal)...


Down the autocrat's alley

This has been especially the case after Nasa leader Raila Odinga swore himself in as 'the people's president of the Republic of Kenya' at an open-air rally in Nairobi on 30 January...

Odinga at odds with Kalonzo and Mudavadi In the vaults of the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties, in Nairobi's Westlands, lies a legal agreement between the Orange Democratic Movement, Wiper Democratic Movement and Amani National Congress binding Raila Odinga not to stand for president in 2022 and deferring to either Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka or Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi...


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)...


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...


A question of legitimacy

' Mudavadi had estimated the turnout, before the official figure was published, at 4 million, or 20%, and Raila Odinga put it at 3...

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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...


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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