Uhuru Kenyatta

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Uhuru Kenyatta

C.G.H., President and C-in-C
4th President of Kenya
In office
9 April 2013 – 13 September 2022
DeputyWilliam Ruto
Preceded byMwai Kibaki
Succeeded byWilliam Ruto
Deputy Prime Minister of Kenya
In office
17 April 2008 – 9 April 2013
Serving with Musalia Mudavadi
PresidentMwai Kibaki
Prime MinisterRaila Odinga
Minister of Finance
In office
23 January 2009 – 26 January 2012
Preceded byJohn Michuki
Succeeded byRobinson Njeru Githae
Minister of Trade
In office
17 April 2008 – 23 January 2009
Preceded byMukhisa Kituyi
Succeeded byChirau Ali Mwakwere
Minister of Local Government
In office
January 2008 – April 2008
PresidentMwai Kibaki
Preceded byMusikari Kombo
Leader of official opposition
In office
January 2003 – December 2007
PresidentMwai Kibaki
Preceded byMwai Kibaki
Succeeded byVacant
Member of Parliament
for Gatundu South
In office
January 2003 – January 2013
Preceded byMoses Mwihia
Succeeded byJossy Ngugi
Minister of Local Government
In office
November 2001 – December 2002
PresidentDaniel arap Moi
Succeeded byEmmanuel Karisa Maitha
Nominated Member of Parliament
In office
October 2001 – December 2002
PresidentDaniel arap Moi
Preceded byMark Too
Chair, Disaster Emergency Response Committee
In office
PresidentDaniel arap Moi
Chairman, Kenya Tourism Board
In office
PresidentDaniel arap Moi
Succeeded byRaymond Matiba
Personal details
Born (1961-10-26) 26 October 1961 (age 62)
Nairobi, Kenya Colony
Political partyThe National Alliance
Other political
Margaret Gakuo (m. 1991)
RelationsJomo Kenyatta (father)
  • Jomo
  • Ngina
  • Jaba
ResidenceState House (official)
Alma materAmherst College

Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta (born 26 October 1961) is a Kenyan politician. He was the fourth President of Kenya from 2013 to 2022. He was the son of Jomo Kenyatta, the first president.[1][2][3]

Before he was President, Kenyatta was Deputy Prime Minister from 2008 to 2013. Before that, he was the Member of Parliament for Gatundu South Constituency beginning in 2002. Kenyatta was also Chairman of Kenya African National Union (KANU), which was a part of the Party of National Unity (PNU).

In October 2021, he was cited in the pandora papers scandal.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Osiro, Washington (2016-11-05). "Corruption in Kenya: We All Know Uhuru Kenyatta's Government is Corrupt But "Raila Will 'Nefa' be President!"". HuffPost. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  2. "'Coup' in old Kenyan ruling party". BBC News. 29 November 2006. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  3. "Police tear-gas Kenyatta protest". BBC News. 5 December 2006. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  4. "Les «Pandora Papers» révèlent l'évasion fiscale de plusieurs chefs d'État et de gouvernement". Radio France International. 3 October 2021. Retrieved 4 October 2021.

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