The Rt Hon Raila Amolo Odinga is currently the leader of the opposition coalition known as the National Super Alliance (NASA).
In October 2018, Mr Odinga was appointed as the Africa Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa, a position he holds to date.
Until March 2013, Mr Odinga was the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kenya and Member of Parliament for Langata Constituency within the city of Nairobi, Kenya, since 1992. Mr Odinga became Prime Minister following the signing of a National Accord and Reconciliation Act 2008 which created the office to facilitate power-sharing between the main protagonists of the controversial 2007 elections in Kenya. The hallmark of Mr Odinga’s life and career has been his role in the struggle for freedom and democracy in Kenya since the 1970s, for which he was three times detained without trial. During the 1990s, he worked closely with the International Republican Institute as a resource person for peace and conflict resolution in the then war-torn countries of Mozambique and Burundi and offered similar support to peaceful electoral processes in Nigeria and Zimbabwe. Mr Odinga has received honours and recognition for his various roles, including lately, an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the University of Nairobi for his role in restoring peace to Kenya following the controversial 2007 elections. In February 2011, he was appointed Special Peace Envoy of the African Union following the post-election crisis in Côte d’Ivoire. Mr Odinga strongly recommended that Mr Laurent Gbagbo surrender power to the winner, current President Alassane Ouattara.