Raila Odinga

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Raila Amolo Odinga
Prime Minister of Kenya
In office
17 April 2008 – 9 April 2013
PresidentMwai Kibaki
DeputyMusalia Mudavadi
Uhuru Kenyatta
Member of Parliament
for Langata
In office
1992 – January 2013
Preceded byPhilip Leakey
Succeeded byJoash Olum
Personal details
Born (1945-01-07) 7 January 1945 (age 79)[source?]
Maseno, Kenya Colony
Political partyODM
Other political
FORD (Before 1992)
FORD-Kenya (1992–1994)
NDP (1994–2002)
KANU (2000)
LDP (2002–2005)
Ida Odinga (m. 1973)
RelationsJaramogi Odinga (father)
Oburu Odinga (brother)
  • Fidel
  • Rosemary
  • Raila
  • Winnie
Alma materLeipzig University
Magdeburg University
Notable work(s)The Flame of Freedom

Raila Amolo Odinga (born 7 January 1945) also popularly known to his supporters as Agwambo, is a Kenyan politician. He was the last Prime Minister of Kenya. He was elected in 2008. He was leading to a coalition government from 2008 to 2013. He was the last prime minister of Kenya until the position was abolished in 2013.[1]

Raila Odinga was born at Maseno Church Missionary Society Hospital, in Maseno, Kisumu District, Nyanza Province on 7 January 1945.[2]

Odinga has unsuccessfully ran for President of Kenya five times, most recently in the 2022 election.

References[change | change source]

  1. Kenyatta declared winner of Kenya's presidential vote Archived 2013-05-13 at the Wayback Machine. Reuters. Retrieved on 10 April 2013.
  2. Vogt, Heidi (28 February 2008). "Kibaki, Odinga have a long history". USA Today. Associated Press. Retrieved 9 August 2012.

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