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Elly Omondi Odhiambo

Elly Omondi Odhiambo is from the Kanyamwa clan of the Luo tradition,a people of Western Kenya.
He has studied,worked and lived in Northern Ireland for nearly twenty years.He has researched and co-written several migrant-themed commissioned reports including Africans West of the Bann and Voices from the global South. He worked on the social and health care needs of migrants in northwest Ireland.

In Kenya, Elly worked did research work and capacity building promoting corporate responsibility and philanthropy.


He wrote a play Did You Come By Boat(2010), which toured the Northwest including the Playhouse theatre in Derry and received good reviews. He has written hundreds of articles in local and international media.He previously contributed opinion articles to the Sentinel in Derry under the tag Out of Africa. Elly has co-founded and chaired migrant community organisations in the North of Ireland.

He currently works in mental health and contributes weekly articles in Belfast Media Group.

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ELLY: Will DUP supporters eventually see the light?

ELLY: Will DUP supporters eventually see the light?

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ELLY ODHIAMBO: Mo Farah’s story has been told many times over

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ELLY ODHIAMBO: Racist problem is not going away any time soon

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ELLY ODHIAMBO: Those coffee shop migrants would rather be working

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ELLY ODHIAMBO: Migrant groups are not just photo opportunities

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ELLY ODHIAMBO: Time for a reboot – and for Boris Johnson to go

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ELLY ODHIAMBO: Rwanda deportations are defying morality – and logic

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ELLY ODHIAMBO: Swapping stories from the Nile to Lough Neagh

ELLY ODHIAMBO:  Lack of opposition at Stormont will remain an issue

ELLY ODHIAMBO: Lack of opposition at Stormont will remain an issue

ELLY ODHIAMBO: Politicians should try the long and hard road

ELLY ODHIAMBO: Politicians should try the long and hard road

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ELLY ODHIAMBO: Patel’s Rwanda plan has local refugees worried

ELLY ODHIAMBO: The changing colour of politics across the island

ELLY ODHIAMBO: The changing colour of politics across the island

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