Raila Odinga running for president 4 years after supporters sparked deadly riots

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga – who Barack Obama helped place in office in a power-sharing agreement in 2008 after supporters of Odinga’s losing presidential campaign sparked deadly rioting – has hired a Washington, D.C.-based, Democratic Party-oriented consulting firm in another bid for the East African nation’s presidency, according to WND sources.

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, or GQR, has been in Kenya since March working for Odinga, according to a Kenyan political operative who has asked not to be identified for security purposes.

A Kenyan blogger claims to have seen a GQR presentation in which the firm claimed that if Kenya’s presidential election were held today, Odinga would only get 41 percent of the vote, 10 points short of the constitutional requirement.

Odinga, long a self-proclaimed communist, received his college education in East Germany and named his first-born son Fidel.

GQR did not return a WND call asking for comment. Odinga is not listed as a client on the firm’s website.

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