Raila Odinga is a former prime minister of Kenya who has also held the position of being a strong opposition leader since 2007. He was born at the Anglican Church Mission Hospital in Maseno, Kisumu county on 7 January 1945. His was father Jaramogi Oginga Odinga was Kenya's first vice president while his mother was called Mary Ajuma Odinga.
Raila attended Kisumu Union Primary after which he joined the famous Maranda school for his high school studies but dropped in 1962. He was then moved to East Germany at the Herder institution which was part of the philological faculty at the University of Leipzig where he spent two years.
He later received a scholarship in 1965 that made it possible for him to join Magdeburg which was a technical school. This followed his graduation in 1970 with a diploma in production engineering, a qualification that resulted to him taking part in the establishment of the standard processing equipment construction and erection limited which later changed to East African Spectre which specialized in manufacturing liquid petroleum gas cylinders.
Raila's political career first started when he was appointed as the group standards manager of the Kenya Bureau of Standards. He held this position 1978 when he was promoted to be it's deputy director a role he played for four years. He was detained alongside his father on grounds that they were accomplices who collaborated with the plotters of a failed coup attempt against president Moi in the year 1982.
That is all about the former prime minister of Kenya, Honorable Raila Odinga's biography, education and how he entered into politics becoming one of the most known politicians in the country.
Content created and supplied by: @mudogo (via Opera News )