Prime Minister of Kenya

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Prime Minister of the Republic of Kenya
Former political post
Coat of arms of Kenya.svg
PredecessorJomo Kenyatta,
as First Minister of Kenya (Commonwealth realm)
SuccessorUhuru Kenyatta,
as President of Kenya
First officeholderJomo Kenyatta
Last officeholderRaila Odinga
StyleHis Excellency
AppointerKenyan Parliament
Office began12 December 1963,
17 April 2008
Office ended12 December 1964,
9 April 2013
 
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Prime Minister of the Republic of Kenya
Former political post
Coat of arms of Kenya.svg
PredecessorJomo Kenyatta,
as First Minister of Kenya (Commonwealth realm)
SuccessorUhuru Kenyatta,
as President of Kenya
First officeholderJomo Kenyatta
Last officeholderRaila Odinga
StyleHis Excellency
AppointerKenyan Parliament
Office began12 December 1963,
17 April 2008
Office ended12 December 1964,
9 April 2013
Coat of arms of Kenya.svg
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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 and the post of Prime Minister was abolished and Jomo Kenyatta assumed the position of President. Following a power-sharing agreement in February 2008, the post of Prime Minister was recreated in April 2008. The position was again abolished by the 2010 Constitution after the 2013 elections.

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

Prime Ministers of Kenya (1963–2013)[edit]

Parties

      Kenya African National Union
      Orange Democratic Movement

#PictureName
(Born–Died)
Took officeLeft officePolitical Party
Prime Minister of the Commonwealth Realm of Kenya
1Jomo Kenyatta.jpgJomo Kenyatta
(1893–1978)
12 December 196312 December 1964Kenya African National Union
Prime Minister of the Republic of Kenya
Post abolished (12 December 1964 – 17 April 2008)
2Raila Amolo Odinga.jpgRaila Odinga
(b. 1945)
17 April 20089 April 2013Orange Democratic Movement
Post abolished (9 April 2013 – Present)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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