Deputy President of Kenya

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Deputy President of
The Republic of Kenya
Kenya Coat of Arms-detail.svg
Coat of arms of Kenya
William Ruto at WTO Public Forum 2014.jpg
Incumbent
William Ruto

since 9 April 2013
AppointerDirect popular vote
Term lengthFive years;
renewable once
Inaugural holderJaramogi Oginga Odinga as vice president
December 1964
SalaryKES.1,487,500 monthly[1]
Websitewww.deputypresident.go.ke

The deputy president of Kenya (formerly the vice-president of Kenya) is the second-highest executive official in the Kenyan government. The deputy president [1] is the principal assistant of the president and deputises for the president in executive functions.[2] Prior to the 2010 Constitution of Kenya, the deputy president was known as the vice president. While the vice president was appointed by the president, the deputy president is elected as part of a joint ticket with the president of Kenya he or she serves. In addition, unlike the previous situation where the vice president would usually have a Cabinet Ministry to hold,[3] the deputy president is not permitted to hold any other state or public office.

There has been one vacancy in the office, from January 8, 1998 until April 3, 1999.[3] Two of Kenya's vice presidents, Mwai Kibaki and Daniel Moi have gone on to serve as president.[4] William Ruto served as acting president for a few days after president Uhuru Kenyatta temporarily transferred his powers and office to appear before the International Criminal Court.[5][6]

List[edit]

Parties

  Kenya African National Union (KANU)
  National Rainbow Coalition (NRC) / Party of National Unity (PNU)
  Wiper Democratic Movement – Kenya (WDM–K)
  Jubilee Alliance (JA)

Key

Died in office

Vice-presidents of Kenya[edit]

No. Picture Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Jaramogi Oginga Odinga (cropped).jpg Jaramogi Oginga Odinga
(1911–1994)
12 December 1964 14 April 1966 1 year, 123 days KANU
2 No image.png Joseph Murumbi
(1911–1990)
3 May 1966 31 August 1966 120 days KANU
3 Daniel arap Moi 1979b.jpg Daniel arap Moi
(1924–2020)
5 January 1967 22 August 1978 11 years, 229 days KANU
4 Mwai Kibaki 2011-07-08.jpg Mwai Kibaki
(born 1931)
14 October 1978 24 March 1988 9 years, 162 days KANU
5 No image.png Josephat Karanja
(1931–1994)
24 March 1988 1 May 1989 1 year, 38 days KANU
6 George Saitoti (cropped).jpg George Saitoti
(1945–2012)
1 May 1989 8 January 1998 8 years, 252 days KANU
Vacant (8 January 1998 – 3 April 1999)
(6) George Saitoti (cropped).jpg George Saitoti
(1945–2012)
3 April 1999 30 August 2002 3 years, 149 days KANU
7 Musalia Mudavadi.JPG Musalia Mudavadi
(born 1960)
4 November 2002 3 January 2003 60 days KANU
8 Wamalwapotr.jpg Michael Kijana Wamalwa
(1944–2003)
3 January 2003 23 August 2003[†] 232 days NRC
9 Moody Awori.jpg Moody Awori
(born 1928)
25 September 2003 9 January 2008 4 years, 106 days NRC / PNU
10 Kalonzo Musyoka1.jpg Kalonzo Musyoka
(born 1953)
9 January 2008 9 April 2013 5 years, 90 days WDM–K
Deputy President of Kenya
11 William Ruto at WTO Public Forum 2014.jpg William Ruto
(born 1966)
9 April 2013 Incumbent 8 years, 234 days JA

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Today, Business (May 18, 2017). "Top earners: President Uhuru and Deputy President Ruto salaries".
  2. ^ Article 147 of the Constitution of Kenya
  3. ^ a b "'From Saitoti to Mudavadi': Vice Presidents who served under Moi".
  4. ^ https://www.president.go.ke/former-presidents/
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rzck-lBHvE
  6. ^ "William Ruto gets a taste of power as Acting President".