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Kenya

Raila Amolo Odinga

Date of Birth: 2 January 1945
Place of Birth: Maseno, Kisumo District, Nyanza Province


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A day of portents

Yet another sign: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta the only head of state to attend was present along with his own newly-reconciled enemy Raila Odinga...


Three's a crowd

Kenya's political landscape in 2019 will be dominated by two-way competition between Deputy President William Ruto of the ruling Jubilee Party and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) as each man positions himself for the presidential election of 2022...

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The year of the empty threat

There is satisfaction at the internal peace brought by the burial of the hatchet with opposition leader Raila Odinga in March but disappointment in the gap between lofty pronouncements and action on the ground especially over corruption...


Populists hack at the budget

On Tuesday 18 September President Uhuru Kenyatta's governing Jubilee party and the opposition (at least in name) National Super Alliance (Nasa) led by Raila Odinga held separate emergency parliamentary group meetings with one common aim: to marshal their MPs to support a revised budget for the current financial year (July 2018 to June 2019)...

He led with 30% against 14% for Raila Amolo Odinga followed by Ali Hassan Joho Governor of Mombasa Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka and others...


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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