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Deputy President of Kenya
Former Prime Minister of Kenya
Net worth 2018
$250 Million
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Uasin Gishu County
Residence
Maseno
Kenyan
Country
Kenyan
21/12/1966
BirthDay
07/01/1945
1990 - University of Nairobi, University of Nairobi
Education
Leipzig University, 1970 - Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
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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