Raila Odinga Junior (JR) is the son of former prime minister and veteran Kenyan politician, Raila Odinga Raila Amollo Odinga. He was born in 1979. Odinga Jr. is the third born of Raila Amollo Odinga-leader of the Orange Democratic Movement Raila Odinga.
Raila Odinga Junior Age and siblings
Raila Odinga Jr. was born 1979. His other siblings are the late Fidel Odinga and Rosemary Odinga. (he is born two years younger). He has one young sister, Winnie Odinga born in 1990..
He started his education at Consolata primary academy before joining Saint Marys. In 2002, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honors in Accounting and Finance from Bangor University. After his undergraduate studies, he graduated with Master’s degree in Finance graduating in 2004 from he the University of Leeds.
Raila junior formerly said that he’d to meet his own bills, despite coming from an rich family. As such, he landed his first job as an accountant. This job only paid him KSh 10,000.
He is also an entrepreneur across different sectors. Raila Jr. has invested in media industry in a company called Creative Hub-a production. Raila Jr. plays the role of the executive director in this company. Based on his LinkedIn profile he is Pan African Petroleum.
Raila Odinga Junior is married to Yvonne Wambui with whom they have been blessed with two children. Their second-born child’s birthday coincides with his mother’s, (Ida Odinga) birthday.
His life is not short of controversies. In the past, he has been involved in the marijuana legalization debate. In the debate, he proposes the use of marijuana for medical purposes such as alleviating pain for cancer patients.
In 1985, he was diagnosed with a non-cancerous tumor at the back of his brain. The tumor affects the nervous system.