Raila Odinga age is lately sparking debates amid the ongoing mass protests and political realignments ahead of 2027 polls. It is interesting how the retired prime minister continues to grip the headlines.
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Rivals among them President Ruto have previously used Raila’s advanced age as political weaponry. That said, Mr Odinga joined active politics in the early 80s, within a few years of clearing a Mechanical Engineering studies in German.
Raila Odinga age and date of birth
How old is Raila Amolo Odinga? Born on January 7, 1945 at the Anglican Church Missionary Society Hospital in Maseno, Raila Odinga age is 78 years as of 2023.
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On the other hand, Raila’s wife Ida Odinga born August 24, 1950 is 72 years old. Their first born son Fidel Odinga born in 1973, died in 2015 at the age of 42 years.
|Raila Odinga||Jan 7, 1945||78 years|
|Ida Odinga||Aug 24, 1950||72 years|
|Fidel Odinga||1973 – 2015||42 years|
|Rosemary Odinga||Aug 13, 1977||45 years|
|Raila Odinga Junior||1979||44 years|
|Winnie Odinga||1990||33 years|
|Oburu Odinga (brother)||October 15, 1943||80 years|
The Odinga family is indeed a breeding ground for the most powerful opposition leaders of our lifetime.
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He would end up an unsuccessful 5-time presidential aspirant in 1997, 2007, 2013, 2017, and 2022.
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Raila Odinga age is both advantageous and limiting on the political playground where experience and fresh energy are equally important.