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Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta
Kenya

Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta

Date of Birth: 26/10/1961


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The incumbent never loses

His chosen successor, the youthful Uhuru Kenyatta, son of the first president, was decisively defeated by the National Alliance Rainbow Coalition (NARC), an alliance of the 'Rainbow Coalition' of KANU defectors around Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and George Saitoti, and the 'National Alliance' of Mwai Kibaki, Charity Ngilu and Kijana Wamalwa, which – through Kibaki's Democratic Party - had been the enduring centre of political opposition to KANU since 1991...


The next trial of strength

Praised across Africa as a triumph of judicial independence, the Supreme Court annulling of President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in last month's presidential election is a double-edged sword...

Uhuru Kenyatta'...

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New elections, old battles

At first, Odinga rallied the leaders of all five main parties in the opposition National Super Alliance (Nasa) behind a total rejection of results from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), which gave President Uhuru Kenyatta an early lead of over 10 points...


A technical knock-out

That the Commission declared President Uhuru Kenyatta the winner at a point when 11,000 of these forms (out of 41,000 in total) were missing raises questions about its transparency...


Hacks against facts

After preliminary results had given President Uhuru Kenyatta 54...


Murder most foul

Musalia Mudavadi, a joint leader of the opposition, called it 'a dagger into the heart of Kenyan democracy' and President Uhuru Kenyatta urged people not to speculate about the killers and their motives...

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Battle of the opinion polls

Earlier this year, most pollsters and independent analysts reckoned that President Uhuru Kenyatta would win easily against challenger Raila Odinga...


The high cost of fighting fraud

President Uhuru Kenyatta's Jubilee campaign is worried that commissioning grand projects such as the Nairobi-Mombasa railway hasn't fired up its supporters, who are more concerned about jobs and the cost of maize...

Claiming that Al Ghurair had won the contract only because it was close to Uhuru Kenyatta's brother, Muhoho Kenyatta, Nasa took the IEBC to court...

In 2013, the disappointment of supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga at losing the presidential contest to Uhuru Kenyatta was offset by impressive victories for his Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) at other levels...


Nkaissery leaves the stage

Joseph Nkaissery looked hale and hearty at the Labour Day rally at the tourist village Bomas of Kenya, which he attended with President Uhuru Kenyatta just hours before his sudden death on 7 July (AC Vol 58 No 15, Killing fields in the Rift Valley)...


Closer and closer

President Uhuru Kenyatta is personally popular among the Kisii but not so his Deputy President, William Ruto, whose presence brings memories of the 2008 post-election violence in which many Kisii in the Rift Valley suffered at the hands of Ruto's Kalenjin supporters...

Jubilee parks tanks on Nasa's Law President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto are taking the competition right into the heartland of the opposition National Super Alliance...

Gideon and his Kenya African National Union are supporting Jubilee only because Moi père was prevailed upon by Uhuru Kenyatta's mother, Mama Ngina Kenyatta, to convince KANU to back Jubilee...

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