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Raila Amolo Odinga

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The prime minister of Kenya, who began his career as a member of parliament in 1992, before serving as minister of energy and minister of roads, public works and housing, sits down with Callywood host Cosandra Calloway to discuss the state of his nation and crisis in Lybia.



Raila Amollo Odinga (born January 7, 1945), also popularly known to Kenyans as Agwambo, is a Kenyan politician, currently serving as the Prime Minister of Kenya in a coalition government. He has served as a Member of Parliament for Langata since 1992, was Minister of Energy from 2001 to 2002, and was Minister of Roads, Public Works and Housing from 2003 to 2005. He was the main opposition candidate in the disputed 2007 presidential election. Following a post-electoral crisis that resulted in the deaths of 1,500 people and the displacement of 600,000 more, Odinga took office as Prime Minister and served as a supervisor of a national unity coalition government, in April 2008.