President of Kenya

President of
The Republic of Kenya
Rais wa Jamhuri ya Kenya  (Swahili)
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Current Presidential Standard
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Uhuru Kenyatta

since 9 April 2013
StyleHis Excellency
(Formal/International Correspondence)
ResidenceState House, Nairobi (Official Residence)
AppointerDirect popular vote
Term lengthFive years;
renewable once
Inaugural holderJomo Kenyatta
12 December 1964
DeputyDeputy President of Kenya
SalaryKES.16.2 million
(US$155,994.34 ) 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.

The President is elected by popular vote in the general election held during August every 5 years. For the first time in the history of any African country, the 2017 general election was annulled. For the election of the President to be determined valid, they must have[2]

  • More than half of all the votes cast in the election
  • At least twenty-five per cent of the votes cast in each of more than half of the counties.
Other Languages
íslenska: Forseti Kenía
Simple English: President of Kenya
українська: Президент Кенії
中文: 肯亞總統