Raila Odinga Age: Date of Birth, Wife Ida Birthday, Ancestral Home, and Political Background

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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.

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 79 years as of 2024.

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.

NamesBirthdayAge
Raila OdingaJan 7, 194578 years
Ida OdingaAug 24, 195072 years
Fidel Odinga1973 – 201542 years
Rosemary OdingaAug 13, 197745 years
Raila Odinga Junior197944 years
Winnie Odinga199033 years
Oburu Odinga (brother)October 15, 194380 years

The Odinga family is indeed a breeding ground for the most powerful opposition leaders of our lifetime.

Turmoil in State House politics

6 years of detainment following the attempted 1982 coup prepared him for controversial politics. In 1992, he became Member of Parliament for Langata Constituency.

He would end up an unsuccessful 5-time presidential aspirant in 1997, 2007, 2013, 2017, and 2022.

Raila Odinga age is both advantageous and limiting on the political playground where experience and fresh energy are equally important.  

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