William Ruto was victorious in the election for the position of President of Kenya, unseating Raila Odinga in the process.
Raila Odinga, who served as Prime Minister of Kenya in the past, is both a seasoned politician and a well-known businessman. He ran for reelection for the fifth time but was ultimately unsuccessful against William Ruto.
Ruto won the election with 50.49 percent of the vote, while he only received 48.8 percent of the vote. Over the course of their careers, politicians have been associated with multiple political parties and the ideologies of those parties.
At the moment, he is a fan of Orange Democratic Movement, and he has been a fan of the movement ever since 2005. On the 17th of April in 2008, he was given the position of second Prime Minister of Kenya, and he served in that capacity until the 9th of April in 2013.
Where Is Raila Odinga Right Now?
Raila Odinga has conceded defeat in the election that he contested against William Ruto, who is currently serving as Kenya’s Deputy President and will shortly be named Kenya’s fifth President.
During the election, Odinga ran for office and detailed his ten-point plan, which he referred to as “the People’s Programmes.” He also mentioned his vision for the country.
He went on to say, “I Raila Amolo Odinga, having been faithful and determined to developing a national democratic, and progressive Kenya in our lifetime, having worked with many patriotic Kenyans to achieve this goals,” after which he concluded his speech.
“I do hereby accept to present myself as a presidential candidate at the presidential election on 9 August 2022, following the request and unanimous decision of this Azimio la Umoja,” he said. “I do hereby accept to present myself as a presidential candidate at the presidential election on 9 August 2022.”
Following his withdrawal from the race, which was decided by a margin of approximately 1.69% of the vote, he has not yet provided any more commentary on the controversy.
As a seasoned politician, he has been involved in politics for over twenty years and has also attempted but been unsuccessful in running for president in 1997, 2007, 2013, and 2017. His most recent attempt was in 2017.
Meet Raila Odinga Wife Ida Odinga And Their Children
Ida Odinga, who has been Raila Odinga’s partner for a very long time, is now Raila’s wife. Within their family were Fidel, Rosemary, Raila Jr., and Winnie, all of whom were the couple’s children.
Fidel, his son, was born in 1973, but he went suddenly in 2015. It was a tragedy. Rosemary, Odinga’s other child, was born in 1977, which means she is probably somewhere about 45 years old.
In the meantime, Raila Jr., his other child, was born in 1979, and Winnie, who currently attends Drexel University in Philadelphia, was born in 1990.
Rails and his wife have a wonderful life together in Karen, Nairobi, and the couple also maintains a home at Central Farm, which is located in Siaya Country.
Ida is recognized for being a supporting wife who is known to have assisted her husband in a variety of situations. She is known to have aided her husband in various events.
What Happened To Raila Odinga?
Raila Odinga was trying his luck to run in his fifth election but had a tough competition with the party of his opponent, William Ruto. Raila Odinga was hoping for his luck to run in his fifth election.
Ruto will shortly take over as Kenya’s fifth President after securing his seat in the first election with a majority of 50.49 percent of the vote. As for Odinga, who has revealed both his vision and his plan to the general public, he is keeping a low profile at the moment.
People are currently rejoicing and congratulating the freshly elected President as a result of the excitement around the election. In the next days, we are keeping our fingers crossed that former Prime Minister Raila would provide his commentary on the election.