Prime Minister of Kenya

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Prime Minister of the Republic of Kenya
Former political post
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Predecessor Jomo Kenyatta,
as First Minister of Kenya (Commonwealth realm)
Successor Uhuru Kenyatta,
as President of Kenya
First officeholder Jomo Kenyatta
Last officeholder Raila Odinga
Style The Right Honourable
Appointer Kenyan Parliament
Office began 12 December 1963,
17 April 2008
Office ended 12 December 1964,
9 April 2013
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The Prime Minister of Kenya was a post in the Kenyan government. The first Prime Minister of Kenya was Jomo Kenyatta who became Prime Minister in 1963. In 1964, Kenya became a Republic and the post of Prime Minister was abolished and Jomo Kenyatta assumed the position of President. Following a power-sharing agreement in February 2008, the post of Prime Minister was recreated in April 2008. The position was again abolished by the 2010 Constitution after the 2013 elections.

The last Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, was sworn in on April 17, 2008.[1] He was Kenya's second Prime Minister.

Prime Ministers of Kenya (1963–2013)[edit]

Parties

      Kenya African National Union
      Orange Democratic Movement

# Picture Name
(Born–Died)
Took office Left office Political Party
Prime Minister of the Commonwealth Realm of Kenya
1 Jomo Kenyatta.jpg Jomo Kenyatta
(1893–1978)
12 December 1963 12 December 1964 Kenya African National Union
Prime Minister of the Republic of Kenya
Post abolished (12 December 1964 – 17 April 2008)
2 Raila Amolo Odinga.jpg Raila Odinga
(b. 1945)
17 April 2008 9 April 2013 Orange Democratic Movement
Post abolished (9 April 2013 – Present)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eric Ombok, "Kenya's Raila Odinga Sworn in as Prime Minister, Ending Crisis", Bloomberg.com, April 17, 2008.

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