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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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Fuelling a debt crisis

Minority Leader John Mbadi, who leads Raila Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement group in Parliament, argued that government over-borrowing had made Kenya vulnerable to international lenders...


Raila rebounds

Five months after the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga and its promise to build bridges between Kenya's hostile ethnic groups, Odinga seems to be emerging as the major beneficiary...


Hanging on a handshake

Every politician in Nairobi has a favourite theory about the causes and consequences of the rapprochement between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga on 9 March and what it means for Deputy President William Ruto...


Jobs for Raila's boys

The bipartisan committee appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga to look into 'building bridges' to achieve national unity has not reported, but a pattern is already emerging...


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)...


Raila beats rivals to a new deal

It was the most ambiguous of handshakes, despite the claims that President Uhuru Kenyatta and the opposition leader Raila Odinga's meeting on 9 March – after months of acrimony – would 'build bridges to a new Kenyan nation'...

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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)...


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