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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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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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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...


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