President of Kenya

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President of
The Republic of Kenya
Rais wa Jamhuri ya Kenya  (Swahili)
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Incumbent
Uhuru Kenyatta

since 9 April 2013
StyleHis Excellency
(Formal/International Correspondence)
ResidenceState House, Nairobi (Official Residence)
AppointerDirect popular vote
Term lengthFive years;
renewable once
Inaugural holderJomo Kenyatta
12 December 1964
DeputyDeputy President of Kenya
SalaryKES.1 million
(US$ 10000 ) monthly[1]
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The President of the Republic of Kenya (Swahili: Rais wa Jamhuri ya Kenya) is the head of state and head of government of Kenya. The president leads the executive branch of the Government of Kenya and is the commander-in-chief of the Kenya Defence Forces. The official residence of the president is at State House, Nairobi. The wife of the President is referred to as the First Lady of Kenya.

The President is elected by popular vote in the general election held during August every 5 years. For the first time in the history of any African country, the 2017 general election was annulled. For the election of the President to be determined valid, they must have[2]

  • More than half of all the votes cast in the election
  • At least twenty-five per cent of the votes cast in each of more than half of the counties.

List[edit]

Kenya has had 4 presidents.namely; Jomo Kenyatta, Daniel Moi, Mwai Kibaki and Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta.

Status
  Denotes Vice President acting as President
President Term of office Political party
(at time of election)
Vice President (1964–2013)
Deputy President (2013–)
Portrait Name Took office Left office Election
1 Jomo Kenyatta.jpg Jomo Kenyatta
(1893–1978)
12 December 1964 22 August 1978
(died in office)
Kenya African National Union Jaramogi Oginga Odinga
(1964–1966)
Joseph Murumbi
(1966)
Daniel arap Moi
(1967–1978)
1969
1974
2 Daniel arap Moi 1979b.jpg Daniel arap Moi
(1924–)
22 August 1978 8 November 1978 Kenya African National Union
8 November 1978 30 December 2002 1978 Mwai Kibaki
(1978–1988)
1979
1983
1988 Josephat Karanja
(1988–1989)
George Saitoti
(1989–1998)
1992
1997
Vacant
(1998–1999)
George Saitoti
(1998–2002)
Musalia Mudavadi
(1998–2003)
3 Mwai Kibaki 2011-07-08.jpg Mwai Kibaki
(1931–)
30 December 2002 9 April 2013 2002 National Rainbow Coalition
Michael Kijana Wamalwa
(2003)
Moody Awori
(2003–2008)
2007 Party of National Unity
Kalonzo Musyoka
(2008–2013)
4 Uhuru Kenyatta.jpg Uhuru Kenyatta
(1961–)
9 April 2013 Incumbent 2013 The National Alliance William Ruto
2017 Jubilee Party

Latest election[edit]

2017 presidential election[edit]

Candidate Running mate Party Votes % of valid votes cast
Uhuru Kenyatta William Ruto Jubilee Party of Kenya 7,483,895 98.26
Raila Odinga Kalonzo Musyoka National Super Alliance 73,228 0.96
Joseph Nyagah Moses Marango Independent 5,554 0.07
Abduba Dida Titus Ngetuny Alliance for Real Change 14,107 0.19
Ekuru Aukot Emmanuel Nzai Thirdway Alliance Kenya 21,333 0.28
Japheth Kaluyu Muthiora Kariara Independent 8,261 0.11
Michael Mwaura Miriam Mutua Independent 6,007 0.08
Cyrus Jirongo Joseph Momanyi United Democratic Party 3,832 0.05
Invalid/blank votes 37,713
Total 100
Registered voters/turnout 7,616,217 38.84
Source: IEBC

2017 General Elections[edit]

Candidate Running mate Party Votes % of valid votes cast
Uhuru Kenyatta William Ruto Jubilee Party of Kenya 8,203,290 54.27
Raila Odinga Kalonzo Musyoka National Super Alliance 6,762,334 44.74
Joseph Nyagah Moses Marango Independent 42,259 0.28
Abduba Dida Titus Ngetuny Alliance for Real Change 38,093 0.25
Ekuru Aukot Emmanuel Nzai Thirdway Alliance Kenya 27,311 0.18
Japheth Kaluyu Muthiora Kariara Independent 16,482 0.11
Michael Mwaura Miriam Mutua Independent 13,257 0.09
Cyrus Jirongo Joseph Momanyi United Democratic Party 11,705 0.08
Invalid/blank votes
Total 100
Registered voters/turnout 19,743,716
Source: IEBC

Presidential Standards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nsehe, Mfonobong (9 March 2014). "Kenya's Wealthy President Uhuru Kenyatta To Take Pay Cut". Forbes. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  2. ^ "138. Procedure at presidential election - Kenya Law Reform Commission (KLRC)". www.klrc.go.ke. Retrieved 2 November 2017.