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Deputy President of Kenya

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He later served as Kenya's first Vice-President, and thereafter as opposition leader.

Raila Odinga

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Odinga's son Raila Odinga is the former Prime Minister, and another son, Oburu Odinga, is a former Assistant Minister in the Ministry of Finance.
Son of the first Vice President of Kenya, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, he draws a large chunk of his support from various regions in Kenya, most notably the Coastal Region and his native former Nyanza Province.

Kenya

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He later served as Kenya's first Vice-President, and thereafter as opposition leader. Jaramogi Ajuma Oginga Odinga (October 1911 – 20 January 1994) was a Luo chieftain who became a prominent figure in Kenya's struggle for independence.
In 1994, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga died and several coalitions joined his FORD Kenya party to form a new party called United National Democratic Alliance.

Jomo Kenyatta

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As Vice-President he did not agree with Jomo Kenyatta's government.
Desiring a one-party state, he transferred regional powers to his central government, suppressed political dissent, and prohibited KANU's only rival—Oginga Odinga's leftist Kenya People's Union—from competing in elections.

Nyanza Province

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Oginga Odinga was born in the village of Nyamira Kang'o, Siaya County, Nyanza Province to Mama Opondo Nyamagolo and Odinga Raila.

Oburu Odinga

Odinga's son Raila Odinga is the former Prime Minister, and another son, Oburu Odinga, is a former Assistant Minister in the Ministry of Finance.
His late father Jaramogi Oginga Odinga was a prominent politician at the time of independence, serving as Kenya's first vice-president.

Maseno School

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He was a student of Maseno School and Alliance High School. He went to Makerere University in 1940, and returned to Maseno High School as a teacher.

Kenya People's Union

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This led to Odinga resigning from his post and quitting KANU in 1966 to form the Kenya People's Union (KPU).
The Kenya People's Union (KPU) was a socialist political party in Kenya led by Oginga Odinga.

Kenya African National Union

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He was amongst the founders of the Kenya Independence Movement in 1959, and in 1960, together with Tom Mboya he joined Kenya African National Union (KANU).
A small but significant leftist opposition party, the Kenya People's Union (KPU), was formed in 1966, led by Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, a former vice president and Luo elder.

Kenya Independence Movement

He was amongst the founders of the Kenya Independence Movement in 1959, and in 1960, together with Tom Mboya he joined Kenya African National Union (KANU).
The KIM was established in August 1959 by African members of the Legislative Council, and was led by Julius Gikonyo Kiano, Tom Mboya and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga.

Tom Mboya

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He was amongst the founders of the Kenya Independence Movement in 1959, and in 1960, together with Tom Mboya he joined Kenya African National Union (KANU).
In 1961, Jomo Kenyatta was released and together with Oginga Odinga and Mboya, they formed the Kenya African National Union.

Makerere University

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He went to Makerere University in 1940, and returned to Maseno High School as a teacher.

Bondo Constituency

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However, he regained the Bondo Constituency seat after being forced out of parliamentary politics for over two decades.

1956–57 Kenyan general election

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The same year, he was elected member of the Legislative Council for the Central Nyanza constituency, and in 1958 he joined the Kenya African Union (KAU).

Forum for the Restoration of Democracy – Kenya

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In 1991 he co-founded and became the interim chairman of Forum for the Restoration of Democracy (FORD).
In August 1992, FORD split into two factions - FORD-Asili (led by Kenneth Matiba) and FORD-Kenya (led by Oginga Odinga).

1982 Kenyan coup d'état attempt

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Following the failed coup of 1982 against Moi's government, Odinga was placed under house arrest in Kisumu.
Also implicated in the coup attempt was Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, a former Vice-President to Jomo Kenyatta, and his son Raila Amolo Odinga.

Luo people

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Jaramogi Ajuma Oginga Odinga (October 1911 – 20 January 1994) was a Luo chieftain who became a prominent figure in Kenya's struggle for independence.
After Kenya became independent on 12 December 1963, the prominent Luo leader Oginga Odinga declined the presidency of Kenya and agreed to assume the vice presidency with Jomo Kenyatta as the head of government.

Kisumu

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The friction between Odinga and Kenyatta continued, and in 1969 Odinga was arrested after the two verbally abused each other publicly at a chaotic function in Kisumu – and where at least 11 people were killed and dozens were injured in riots.

Tribal chief

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Jaramogi Ajuma Oginga Odinga (October 1911 – 20 January 1994) was a Luo chieftain who became a prominent figure in Kenya's struggle for independence.

Prime Minister of Kenya

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Odinga's son Raila Odinga is the former Prime Minister, and another son, Oburu Odinga, is a former Assistant Minister in the Ministry of Finance.

Bondo District

BondoSiaya
Oginga Odinga was born in the village of Nyamira Kang'o, Siaya County, Nyanza Province to Mama Opondo Nyamagolo and Odinga Raila.

Obadiah

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Christened Obadiah Adonijah, he later renounced his Christian names and became known as Oginga Odinga.

Adonijah

Adonijafourth son of King David
Christened Obadiah Adonijah, he later renounced his Christian names and became known as Oginga Odinga.