Raila Amolo Odinga is a Kenyan politician who served as Prime Minister of Kenya from 2008 to 2013, and has served as Leader of the Opposition since 2013. Odinga was appointed High Representative for Infrastructure Development at the African Union Commission in 2018. Raila is commonly known as “Baba”, coincidentally – he was an MP at the same time as his father between 1992 and 1994. He has vied for Kenyan presidency 4 times; 1997, 2007, 2013 and 2017, of which he has all lost.
Besides his own father, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Raila is identified as one of the leading forces behind the democratization process of Kenya. Despite his failed bids to win the presidency, Raila remains a towering figure in Kenyan politics; his name and influence in the Kenyan political scene remains formidable. Raila Odinga is seen by many Kenyans as a forward-thinking and strategic leader.
Raila Odinga has an estimated net worth of $260 million.
Date of birth:
January 7, 1945
Source of wealth:
Former Prime Minister of Kenya and businessman