Jaramogi Oginga Odinga
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Jaramogi’s rich legacy for Kenya’s democracy

What you need to know:

  • The reasons for Jaramogi Oginga Odinga's influence, I think, are misunderstood.
  • Many people believed that Jaramogi enjoyed a fanatical political and even cultural following in Luo Nyanza. 

Even when Mzee was in political limbo, he still wielded great political influence, especially, but not exclusively, in Luo Nyanza. We hosted delegations from all parts of the country. On one occasion, a delegation of Maasai elders came wearing their traditional costumes, which we children found very interesting.

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