President of Kenya

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

since 9 April 2013
Style His Excellency
Residence State House, Nairobi (Official Residence)
Appointer Direct popular vote
Term length Five years
renewable once
Inaugural holder Jomo Kenyatta
12 December 1964
Salary KES.14.4 million
(US$ 132,000) annually[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.


Latest election[edit]

Candidate Running mate Party Votes %
Uhuru Kenyatta William Ruto Jubilee Alliance 6,173,433 50.51
Raila Odinga Kalonzo Musyoka Coalition for Reforms and Democracy 5,340,546 43.70
Musalia Mudavadi Jeremiah Ngayu Kioni Amani Coalition 483,981 3.96
Peter Kenneth Ronald Osumba Eagle Alliance 72,786 0.60
Mohammed Abduba Dida Joshua Odongo Alliance for Real Change 52,848 0.43
Martha Karua Augustine Lotodo NARC–Kenya 43,881 0.36
James ole Kiyiapi Winnie Kaburu Restore and Build Kenya 40,998 0.34
Paul Muite Shem Ochuodho Safina 12,580 0.10
Invalid/blank votes 108,975
Total 12,330,028 100
Registered voters/turnout 14,352,533 85.91
Source: IEBC

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  1. ^ Nsehe, Mfonobong (2014-03-09). "Kenya's Wealthy President Uhuru Kenyatta To Take Pay Cut". Forbes. Retrieved 18 December 2014.