Odina later attendeda service at St. Michael's Cathedral. The Anglican congregation interrupted the bishop's sermon demanding to hear their local hero. Afterward, Odinga addressed the singing and chanting crowd outside the church, standing on a wooden dias next to his wife.
"This is not a tribal war. You should know that even Kikuyus and Kisii voted for me", he said to the 1,000 strong crowd in his native Luo language.
COMMENTARY (Roger Cohen)
A similar sentiment was memorably expressed by Joachim Gauck, a former protest leader in East Germany, when he declared: "We dreamed of paradise and woke up in North-Rhine Westphalia."
For in Berlin's Rosenstrasse, the police backed down. The men were released. They and their families survived. And in a country that devotes so much time and energy to commemorating the victims, these brave women remain anonymous; all that really marks their story is a small clay-colored memorial in a park that few Berliners know. Seeing it moves many to tears. But what's tragic are not these heroes, but the fact that there were not more. Others were deterred less by the Nazi terror than by a much older message: heroic action is futile, and mostly ends in death.
Scotland, the one Celtic nation to survive the first round of the World Cup, lost, 27-6, at home to France on Sunday. England, the losing World Cup finalist, conceded 20 points in just over 10 minutes to lose, 26-19, to Wales on Saturday. In the opening game of the tournament, Ireland also wobbled in the second half but hung on to beat Italy, 16-11, in Dublin.
Scotland entered the World Cup with modest goals and achieved them with glum determination. That limited success still allowed the Scots to enter this tournament with soaring hopes.
They faced a French team under new management and with a host of new players after the humiliation - these things are all relative - of losing in the semifinal to England.
Against an inexperienced and lightweight French pack, the Scottish forwards had no problem gaining possession and momentum. But the Scots still lack a cutting edge in attack, while all too often resembling a lump of butter on a toasted bannock cake in defense.
The economist Joseph Alois Schumpeter had a name for this principle of capitalism: creative destruction. Perhaps nowhere does it play out more dramatically - and more rapidly - than in Silicon Valley, where innovation unleashes a force that creates and destroys, over and over.
He calls these companies "Field of Dreams" start-ups, because their entrepreneurs believed that if they built popular online services, advertisers would inevitably come. Now that might not necessarily be the case...
For that reason, many Internet executives say that traditional media companies — not Web properties — are likely to be the first victims of any advertising pullback. "If our advertisers cut their marketing budget by 15 or 20 percent, that will hurt," said John Battelle, who ran the Industry Standard magazine during the first dot-com boom and now runs the online ad network Federated Media (The New York Times Company has invested in Federated). "But my guess is that they will cut it first in print or TV and not online."