Raila Odinga http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/36770/all en Raila Odinga: born into politics, set on Kenya's top job http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/raila-odinga-born-politics-set-kenyas-top-job <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At 68, Raila Odinga, son of Kenya's prime minister and historical opposition leader, is having his third and likely final stab at the country's top job.</p> <p>The presidential aspirant, a Luo from the western region of Nyanza who likes to say he was "born into politics" is optimistic that he can win straight out in the first round.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/raila-odinga-born-politics-set-kenyas-top-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kenya Politics Politics of Kenya Raila Odinga Social Issues Vice-Presidents of Kenya AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 02:30:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5770431 at http://www.globalpost.com Raila Odinga: born into politics, set on Kenya's top job http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/raila-odinga-born-politics-set-kenyas-top-job <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At 68, Raila Odinga, son of Kenya's prime minister and historical opposition leader, is having his third and likely final stab at the country's top job.</p> <p>The presidential hopeful, a Luo from the western region of Nyanza who likes to say he was "born into politics" claimed as he voted Monday he could win outright in the first round.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/raila-odinga-born-politics-set-kenyas-top-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Kenya Politics Politics of Kenya Raila Odinga Social Issues AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 11:01:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773715 at http://www.globalpost.com Raila Odinga: born into politics, set on Kenya's top job http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/raila-odinga-born-politics-set-kenyas-top-job-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At 68, Raila Odinga, son of Kenya's historical opposition leader, is having his third and likely final stab at Kenya's top job.</p> <p>The prime minister in the outgoing government, Odinga is a Luo from the western region of Nyanza who likes to say he was "born into politics" and claimed as he voted Monday that he could win outright in the first round of the key election.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/raila-odinga-born-politics-set-kenyas-top-job-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Kenya Politics Raila Odinga Social Issues Vice-Presidents of Kenya AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:31:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773790 at http://www.globalpost.com Running mate for Kenya's Odinga wants vote count stopped http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/blank-headline-received-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NAIROBI, March 7 (Reuters) - The running mate of one of Kenya's two front-runners in a presidential vote said on Thursday the ballot count lacked integrity and should stop, comments that could inflame a largely peaceful election so far.</p> <p>"We as a coalition take the position the national vote tallying process lacks integrity and has to be stopped," said Kalonzo Musyoka, running beside Prime Minister Raila Odinga. "We have evidence the results we are receiving have been doctored."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/blank-headline-received-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Kenya Politics of Kenya Raila Odinga Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 09:00:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5775850 at http://www.globalpost.com Raila Odinga: third time unlucky for Kenya's top job http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/raila-odinga-third-time-unlucky-kenyas-top-job <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At 68, Raila Odinga, son of Kenya's historical opposition leader Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, failed in his third and probably final stab at Kenya's top job.</p> <p>The prime minister in the outgoing government, Odinga is a Luo from the western region of Nyanza who likes to say he was "born into politics" and claimed as he voted in Monday's presidential election that he could win outright in the first round of the key election.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/raila-odinga-third-time-unlucky-kenyas-top-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Kenya Raila Odinga Social Issues Vice-Presidents of Kenya AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 04:45:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5777843 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Kenyan PM Odinga will not concede presidential election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/update-1-kenyan-pm-odinga-will-not-concede-presidential-electio <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details, background)</p> <p>NAIROBI, March 9 (Reuters) - Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga will not concede this week's election and will launch a legal challenge if rival Uhuru Kenyatta is officially declared president, an adviser said on Saturday.</p> <p>Provisional results released in the early hours of Saturday handed Kenyatta a slim outright win with 50.03 percent of the vote. But Odinga's camp had said during tallying that the ballot count was deeply flawed and had called for it to be halted.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/update-1-kenyan-pm-odinga-will-not-concede-presidential-electio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Entertainment Kenya Politics Raila Odinga Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Mar 2013 05:15:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5777864 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Kenya's Odinga not conceding defeat: advisor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/urgent-kenyas-odinga-not-conceding-defeat-advisor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Raila Odinga is not conceding defeat in Kenya's presidential elections, a senior advisor said on Saturday, hours after provisional results showed the outgoing prime minister losing the key race to arch-rival Uhuru Kenyatta.</p> <p>"The prime minister is not conceding, because this election was flawed," said Salim Lone, hours after the provisional results showed Odinga trailing in second place with 43.28 percent of the vote.</p> <p>mom-pjm/yad</p> Africa Kenya Kikuyu people Raila Odinga AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 07:45:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5777918 at http://www.globalpost.com Uhuru Kenyatta elected Kenyan president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/uhuru-kenyatta-elected-kenyan-president-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Uhuru Kenyatta narrowly won Kenya's presidential election, provisional results showed on Saturday, but his main rival refused to concede, raising tensions following the key poll.</p> <p>Kenyatta, son of Kenya's founding president and one of Africa's richest men who faces an international crimes against humanity trial, narrowly got enough votes to avoid a second round runoff against arch-rival Raila Odinga.</p> <p>But while Kenyatta supporters danced in the streets after the provisional results were unveiled, followers of Odinga seethed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/uhuru-kenyatta-elected-kenyan-president-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Entertainment Hospitality Kenya Kikuyu people Law Politics Raila Odinga Religion Uhuru Kenyatta AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 11:30:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5777990 at http://www.globalpost.com Kenya's Odinga to contest vote result, appeals for peace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/kenyas-odinga-contest-vote-result-appeals-peace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Raila Odinga, beaten by Uhuru Kenyatta in Kenya's presidential election, said Saturday his party would contest the results in court, alleging "massive tampering" of the March 4 vote.</p> <p>But the outgoing prime minister also called for all Kenyans to respect the rule of law and to look upon each other as brothers and sisters.</p> <p>"Any violence now could destroy the country forever, and that would not serve anyone's interests," Odinga said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/kenyas-odinga-contest-vote-result-appeals-peace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Entertainment Hospitality Kenya Kikuyu people Law Politics Raila Odinga AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 14:00:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778076 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Kenya's Odinga says to challenge election result in court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/update-1-kenyas-odinga-says-challenge-election-result-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details)</p> <p>NAIROBI, March 9 (Reuters) - Kenya's defeated presidential contender Raila Odinga rejected the election outcome on Saturday and said he would challenge it in court, but called on his supporters to avoid violence.</p> <p>His rival Uhuru Kenyatta, indicted for crimes against humanity, was declared winner of the election with a tiny margin, just enough to avoid a run-off.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/update-1-kenyas-odinga-says-challenge-election-result-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Kenya Law Politics of Kenya Raila Odinga Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Mar 2013 14:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5778079 at http://www.globalpost.com Kenya's new leader to work with rivals, global community http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/kenyas-new-leader-work-rivals-global-community <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Uhuru Kenyatta narrowly won Kenya's presidential election Saturday, urging calm and pledging to work with rivals and cooperate with the international community.</p> <p>Kenyatta, son of Kenya's founding president and one of Africa's richest men who is also facing an international crimes against humanity trial, scraped by with 50.07 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff against his closest rival Raila Odinga.</p> <p>However Odinga, the outgoing prime minister, said he would contest the results in court, raising tensions following the key poll.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/kenyas-new-leader-work-rivals-global-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Hospitality Kenya Kikuyu people Law Politics Raila Odinga Social Issues Uhuru Kenyatta AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 15:30:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778146 at http://www.globalpost.com NEWSMAKER-Kenya's Odinga in familiar role after election loss http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/newsmaker-kenyas-odinga-familiar-role-after-election-loss <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Odinga says to challenge election result in court</p> <p>* Began life as a socialist but built a business portfolio</p> <p>* Learned hard lessons during years in jail</p> <p>By James Macharia</p> <p>NAIROBI, March 9 (Reuters) - Defeated presidential candidate Raila Odinga sought to tap into the Kenyan public's thirst for transparent government but has failed again to shake off a reputation as an also-ran that goes back to the time of his father.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/newsmaker-kenyas-odinga-familiar-role-after-election-loss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Human Interest Kenya Raila Odinga Social Issues Vice-Presidents of Kenya Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Mar 2013 17:15:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5778200 at http://www.globalpost.com Defeated Kenyan leader prepares vote challenge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/defeated-kenyan-leader-prepares-vote-challenge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Kenya's outgoing Prime Minister Raila Odinga, defeated in last week's presidential polls by Uhuru Kenyatta, was preparing his Supreme Court appeal alleging fraud, officials said Monday.</p> <p>"Among other things, they are questioning the one million voters who voted only for president and no other position," said a close aide to Odinga, adding that the appeal would likely be filed at Kenya's highest court on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/defeated-kenyan-leader-prepares-vote-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Hospitality Kenya Law Politics Politics of Kenya Raila Odinga AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 09:15:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5779447 at http://www.globalpost.com Defeated Kenyan leader prepares vote challenge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/defeated-kenyan-leader-prepares-vote-challenge-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Kenya's outgoing Prime Minister Raila Odinga, defeated in last week's presidential polls by Uhuru Kenyatta, was preparing his Supreme Court appeal alleging fraud, officials said Monday.</p> <p>The March 4 general elections -- for the presidency, regional governors, senators, members of parliament as well as local councillors -- were marred by allegations of vote rigging.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/defeated-kenyan-leader-prepares-vote-challenge-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Hospitality Kenya Kikuyu people Law Politics Raila Odinga AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:46:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5779555 at http://www.globalpost.com Defeated Kenyan leader to file election petition Friday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/defeated-kenyan-leader-file-election-petition-friday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The party of Kenya's outgoing Prime Minister Raila Odinga, defeated in presidential polls by Uhuru Kenyatta, will file a petition challenging the election result on Friday, officials said.</p> <p>"We are currently in the final stages of preparing our presidential election petition at the Supreme Court," Odinga party official and former justice minister Mutula Kilonzo told reporters Thursday.</p> <p>"We want to thank hundreds of brave Kenyans from across the country who have courageously come forward to provide us with information on the anomalies in the presidential elections."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/defeated-kenyan-leader-file-election-petition-friday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Hospitality Kenya Kikuyu people Law Politics Raila Odinga Technology AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:01:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783436 at http://www.globalpost.com