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Raila Amolo Odinga
Kenya

Raila Amolo Odinga

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


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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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The incumbent never loses

His chosen successor, the youthful Uhuru Kenyatta, son of the first president, was decisively defeated by the National Alliance Rainbow Coalition (NARC), an alliance of the 'Rainbow Coalition' of KANU defectors around Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and George Saitoti, and the 'National Alliance' of Mwai Kibaki, Charity Ngilu and Kijana Wamalwa, which – through Kibaki's Democratic Party - had been the enduring centre of political opposition to KANU since 1991...

He famously urged Raila Odinga to 'get over' his defeat...


A technical knock-out

Crying foulShortly after results were posted on the live stream showing that the President had established a healthy lead, Raila Odinga and his National Super Alliance (Nasa) rejected them, calling the process of counting and tallying into question...


Murder most foul

Specifically, the careers of three men hang on the outcome: President Kenyatta; Deputy President William Ruto, who hopes that the alliance between his Kalenjin constituency and Kenyatta's Kikuyu will bring him the presidency four years from now; and serial presidential candidate Raila Odinga, for whom, at 72, this is the last chance of the top job...

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Battle of the opinion polls

Earlier this year, most pollsters and independent analysts reckoned that President Uhuru Kenyatta would win easily against challenger Raila Odinga...


The high cost of fighting fraud

For Raila Odinga's Nasa campaign, the biggest problems are organisational: will his alliance of four political chiefs stick together and are his loyalists well organised enough on the ground to get out the vote and protect it...

In 2013, the disappointment of supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga at losing the presidential contest to Uhuru Kenyatta was offset by impressive victories for his Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) at other levels...


Nkaissery leaves the stage

He stood on the Kenya African National Union ticket of the then President, Daniel arap Moi, before switching to the Orange Democratic Movement of opposition leader Raila Odinga...


Closer and closer

Nasa's gains owe much to the new-found unity of its five principals: Raila Amolo Odinga, Moses Simiyu Wetangula, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi and Isaac Kiprono Ruto...

In the Luhya counties of Busia, Bungoma, Kakamega and Vihiga, where Nasa leader Raila Odinga won about half the votes in 2013, the governing Jubilee alliance's intention is to cut his support to beef up its overall numbers...

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Vote-rigging just got harder

This, claimed the opposition, was part of a plot to stop opposition candidate Raila Odinga from winning...


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