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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.

President of the
Republic of Kenya
Rais wa Jamhuri ya Kenya  (Swahili)
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Uhuru Kenyatta

since 9 April 2013
Style His Excellency
(Formal/International Correspondence)
Residence State House, Nairobi (Official Residence)
Appointer Direct popular vote
Term length Five years;
renewable once
Inaugural holder Jomo Kenyatta
12 December 1964
Deputy Deputy President of Kenya
Salary KES.16.2 million
(US$155,994.34 ) annually[1]



Latest electionEdit

2017 electionsEdit

Candidate Running mate Party Votes %
Uhuru Kenyatta William Ruto Jubilee Party of Kenya 8,203,290 54.27
Raila Odinga Kalonzo Musyoka National Super Alliance 6,762,334 44.74
Joseph Nyagah Moses Marango Independent 42,259 0.28
Abduba Dida Titus Ngetuny Alliance for Real Change 38,093 0.25
Ekuru Aukot Emmanuel Nzai Thirdway Alliance Kenya 27,311 0.18
Japheth Kaluyu Muthiora Kariara Independent 16,482 0.11
Michael Mwaura Miriam Mutua Independent 13,257 0.09
Cyrus Jirongo Joseph Momanyi United Democratic Party 11,705 0.08
Invalid/blank votes
Total 100
Registered voters/turnout 19,743,716
Source: IEBC

Presidential StandardsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Nsehe, Mfonobong (2014-03-09). "Kenya's Wealthy President Uhuru Kenyatta To Take Pay Cut". Forbes. Retrieved 18 December 2014.