Prime Minister of Kenya

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Prime Minister of Kenya
Coat of arms of Kenya (Official).svg
StyleThe Right Honourable
AppointerKenyan Parliament
Formation1 June 1963
17 April 2008
First holderJomo Kenyatta
Final holderRaila Odinga
Abolished12 December 1964
9 April 2013
SuccessionUhuru Kenyatta,
as President of Kenya

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; the post of Prime Minister was abolished. The post of Prime Minister was recreated in April 2008. The position was again abolished in 2013.

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

Prime ministers of Kenya (1963–2013)[change | change source]

No. Picture Name
Took office Left office Political party
Prime Minister of Kenya (1963–1964)
1 Jomo Kenyatta.jpg Jomo Kenyatta
1 June 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 Odinga 2009 (cropped).jpg Raila Odinga
17 April 2008 9 April 2013 Orange Democratic Movement
Post abolished (9 April 2013 – present)

References[change | change source]

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