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Kuaima Riruako is the President of National Unity Democratic Organisation (NUDO)

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Kuaima Riruako
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Date of Birth: Apr/24/1935
Gender: male
Place of Origin: Namibia

Riruako is also the disputed paramount chief of the Herero and a National Unity Democratic Organisation (NUDO) representative in Parliament, also called "Okahandja Herero" by some. He is the President of NUDO and was the NUDO candidate in the November 2004 presidential election, placing fourth with 4.23% of the national vote. Riruako was born in Aminuis, located in Omaheke Region, and he has been Paramount Chief of the Herero since 1978. As Okhandja Herero, Riruako has led an effort to receive compensation from the Government of Germany for the Herero massacre between 1904 and 1907 in the same manner that Jews have received compensation for their Holocaust. Germany has continued to rule this out, but he has won a formal apology from the German government. Riruako was a member of the Constitutional Council from 1986 to 1987 and was first elected to the National Assembly of Namibia as a candidate of the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA) in 1994. In September 2003, NUDO withdrew from the DTA, with Riruako accusing the DTA of failing to work for Herero interests; Riruako became President of NUDO as an independent party on 18 September 2003, and he resigned from the National Assembly in the same month. He was subsequently elected as a NUDO candidate in the November 2004 parliamentary election and has served for a second period in the National Assembly since 20 March 2005. In October 2009, NUDO again chose Riruako as their candidate for the [[Namibian general election, 2009|2009 Presidential election. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org

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