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Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta

Date of Birth: 26/10/1961


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Believe the handshake

President Uhuru Kenyatta was affable good humour personified on 17 April when he nipped across London's Mayfair from the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to the Chatham House think tank...


Raila beats rivals to a new deal

It was the most ambiguous of handshakes, despite the claims that President Uhuru Kenyatta and the opposition leader Raila Odinga's meeting on 9 March – after months of acrimony – would 'build bridges to a new Kenyan nation'...

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Diplomats and journalists drawn into election row

While media organisations described the government moves as a dangerous assault on freedom of speech, President Uhuru Kenyatta's administration has persisted in its characterisation of the National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader's moves as criminal...

'There is unhappiness over the report's understated style, which did not explicitly take Uhuru Kenyatta and the IEBC to task for some of the most indictable actions that undermined the election and democracy generally,' said Salim Lone, Nasa's director of communications...

Then, hours after polls closed in the 8 August general election, Nasa leader Raila Odinga asserted Nasa had evidence that hackers had gained access to the IEBC database and tweaked the votes to give victory to President Uhuru Kenyatta...


Big change, no fanfare

11 January 2018: Ramaphosa and Zuma welcome Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta to the ANC's birthday celebrations in East London...


Bibi goes vote shopping

Netanyahu used his presence as guest of honour and speaker at the inauguration banquet for President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi on 28 November to further his diplomatic offensive...


Unpacking Raila's resistance

He wanted President Uhuru Kenyatta to step down immediately, 'since his tenure legally expired on 1 November' (the date by which the Supreme Court wanted a repeat election held), and demanded that his government be replaced by 'an interim government of shared power between Nasa and Uhuru's Jubilee administration'...

In his brief address as he was declared winner of the re-run presidential election of 26 October, President Uhuru Kenyatta said that he would await the definitive ruling by the Kenya Supreme Court, as he knew there would be petitions against his victory...


Counting on the counties

Neither President Uhuru Kenyatta nor Vice-President William Ruto attended the 2016 or 2017 annual devolution conferences...


A question of legitimacy

Taking a shot at his opponents for representing the 'politics of darkness' and accusing them of double standards, President Uhuru Kenyatta used his victory speech on 30 October to assert his legitimacy with a barrage of voting statistics...

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What the landslide buried

Surely no president can look on a 98% majority with as much dismay as President Uhuru Kenyatta...


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