President of Kenya

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President of the
Republic of Kenya
Rais wa Jamhuri ya Kenya  (Swahili)
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Current Presidential Standard
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Incumbent
Uhuru Kenyatta

since 9 April 2013
Style His Excellency
(Formal/International Correspondence)
Residence State House, Nairobi (Official Residence)
Appointer Direct popular vote
Term length Five years;
renewable once
Inaugural holder Jomo Kenyatta
12 December 1964
Deputy Deputy President of Kenya
Salary KES.16.2 million
(US$155,994.34 ) annually[1]
Website president.go.ke
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Kenya
Foreign relations

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 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]

Latest election[edit]

2017 Fresh Presidential Elections[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 (2014-03-09). "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 2017-11-02.