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Prime Minister of Kenya

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Prime Minister of Kenya
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.

Kenya[change | change source]

Picture Name Took office Left office Political party
Ronald Gideon Ngala       1960 1 June 1963 Kenya African National Union
Jomo Kenyatta
1 June 1963 12 December 1964 Kenya African National Union
Jomo Kenyatta
12 December 1964 12 December 1964 Kenya African National Union
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga
12 December 1964 14 April 1966 KANU
Joseph Murumbi 3 May 1966 31 August 1966 KANU
Daniel arap Moi 5 January 1967 22 August 1978 KANU
Mwai Kibaki 14 October 1978 24 March 1988 KANU
Josephat Karanja 24 March 1988 1 May 1989 KANU
George Saitoti 1 May 1989 8 January 1998 KANU
8 January 1998 30 August 2002 KANU
Musalia Mudavadi 4 November 2002 3 January 2003 KANU
Michael Kijana Wamalwa 3 January 2003 23 August 2003 NRC
Moody Awori 25 September 2003 9 January 2008 NRC / PNU
Kalonzo Musyoka 9 January 2008 9 April 2013 WDM–K
Raila Odinga 17 April 2008 9 April 2013 Orange Democratic Movement
William Ruto 9 April 2013 9 April 2019 Jubilee
Uhuru Kenyatta 9 April 2019 13 September 2022 The National Alliance
Geoffrey Rigathi Gachagua 13 September 2022 27 October 2022 United Democratic Alliance
Musalia Mudavadi
27 October 2022 1 June 2024 Amani National Congress
1 June 2024 Incumbent Amani National Congress

References[change | change source]

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