Raila Odinga Net Worth

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Raila Amolo Odinga is a Kenyan politician who served as the Leader of the Opposition from 2013 – 2018. He has served in several capacities including; Cabinet of Kenya as Minister of Energy Minister of Roads, Public Works and Housing, High Representative for Infrastructure Development at the African Union Commission. According to VictorMochere, Raila Odinga net worth is $50 million.

Raila Odinga Profile

Raila Odinga was born at the Anglican Church Missionary Society Hospital, in Maseno, Kisumu District, Nyanza Province on 7 January 1945 to Mary Ajuma Odinga and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga.

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His father served as the first Vice President of Kenya under President Jomo Kenyatta.

Odinga attended Michinda Boys Boarding Maranda School but dropped out in 1962. He later got scholarship to study in Germany.

In 1971 Raila Odinga established the Standard Processing Equipment Construction & Erection Ltd which was later renamed East African Spectre, a company manufacturing liquid petroleum gas cylinders.

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In 1974, he was appointed group standards manager of the Kenya Bureau of Standards.

In 1978 Odinga was promoted to its Deputy Director, a post he held until his 1982 detention.

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He has bid four times for president but has been unsuccessful in all attempts.

Odinga is seen as the main force behind devolution now enshrined in Kenya’s constitution as an essential part of Kenya’s governance system. This was inspired by a feeling that all successive governments under the centralized power structure had consistently abused that power to favour certain areas along political or ethnic lines while denying many regions access to resources and development because of their ethnicity or perceived disloyalty.

Devolution aimed to address this and guarantee regions their fair share of resources regardless of their political affiliation or ethnicity.

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Raila Odinga Net Worth

Raila Odinga is one of the richest politicians in Kenya with a net worth of $50 million.

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