Uhuru Kenyatta vs Raila Odinga

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President of Kenya
Former Prime Minister of Kenya
$500 Million
Net worth 2018
$250 Million
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Nairobi
Residence
Maseno
Kenyan
Country
Kenyan
26/10/1961
BirthDay
07/01/1945
Apr 13, 2017
Height
1979 - St. Mary's School, Nairobi, 1989 - Amherst College
Education
Leipzig University, 1970 - Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
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2013

He was sworn in as president on April 9, 2013, and has been serving in this post since then

2012

In April 2012, he left KANU and the following month, he launched a new party, The National Alliance (TNA)

2010

In 2010, he was accused by the International Criminal Court (ICC) as one of the suspects for instigating the post election violence that followed the 2007 election polls

2009

The next year, in January 2009, he was moved from the post of Minister of Trade to the Minister of Finance, a post he served in until January 2012

2008

Kibaki initially made Kenyatta the Minister of Local Government in January 2008, but later when a coalition government formed, Uhuru was appointed as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade

2007

When the 2007 election results showed that Kibaki had narrowly defeated Odinga, the outcome was rejected by many of the latter’s supporters, followed by widespread violence along ethnic lines for several weeks

2003

Then Kenyatta assumed the position of opposition leader in the parliament from January 2003 to December 2007

2002

In 2002, he was also nominated as the KANU candidate for the presidency by outgoing President Moi, who was ineligible to stand for another term and wanted someone of his own choosing to succeed him

2001

In 2001, he was nominated by President Moi for a parliament seat

1999

In 1999, Moi appointed him as the chairman of the Kenya Tourist Board

1997

In 1997, he was elected as the chairman of his hometown branch of Kenya African National Union (KANU), the longtime ruling party that his father had once led

1961

Uhuru Kenyatta was born on October 26, 1961, in Nairobi, Kenya, to Jomo Kenyatta, the founding father and first President of Kenya

2013

The Flame of Freedom', an autobiography detailing his life and struggles, was launched in October 2013

2010

He worked closely with President Kibaki in 2010, to pass a new constitution for Kenya, which moved some of the power of the presidency back to the local government level

2008

As a result of the violence following the 2007 election, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan stepped in and helped reach an agreement between Odinga and the President to form a coalition government, with Odinga being sworn in on April 17, 2008 as Prime Minister

2007

'In 2007, Raila ran for president again, narrowly losing

2005

In 2005, following a political controversy the President dismissed his entire cabinet and reassembled it, without Odinga and his allies, leading him to form a new coalition, the 'Orange Democratic Movement

2002

In 2002, in opposition of President Moi's choice of presidential candidate, Raila left 'KANU' to form the 'Liberal Democratic Party

2001

From June 2001 to 2002, he served on the Cabinet of President Moi as Energy Minister

1997

He ran for President in the 1997 General Election, finishing third but keeping his seat in Parliament

1992

In 1992, 'FORD' split into two factions, 'FORD-Kenya' led by Raila's father, and 'FORD-Asili' led by Kenneth Matiba

1991

He was released from prison on June 21, 1991, and in October left Kenya for Norway

1989

He was released from prison on June 12, 1989, but a year later was arrested again

1988

Shortly after his release, he was rearrested for involvement with activists pushing for multi-party democracy in Kenya, in September 1988

1982

'In 1982, he was accused of collaborating with the plotters of a failed coup attempt against the President

1974

In 1974 he left the 'University of Nairobi' and began working at the 'Kenya Bureau of Standards' as a group standards manager

1973

He exchanged wedding vows with Ida in 1973 and the family resides in Karen, Nairobi

1971

'In 1971, while still teaching at the 'University of Nairobi' he established what would become 'East African Spectre Ltd

1970

After completing his graduate studies in 1970, Raila returned to Kenya, where he became a lecturer at the 'University of Nairobi

1962

Starting in 1962, he spent two years at the 'Herder Institut', part of the 'University of Leipzig' in East Germany

1945

Raila Amolo Odinga was born January 7, 1945 in Maseno, Kenya to Mary Ajuma Odinga and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga