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Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta

Date of Birth: 26 October 1961


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Death of political kingpin Njonjo stirs political passions

Some go further and say that Njonjo ran the government during the first decade of the reign of Kenyatta Uhuru Kenyatta's father following his falling out with his Vice-President Oginga Odinga Raila Odinga's father...

In the elections of 2013 and 2017 Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga contested for power sparking a bitter dispute between their supporters and families which seemed to end in March 2018 with the historic 'handshake' of the protagonists (AC Vol 59 No 6 Raila beats rivals to a new deal)...

Now Uhuru Kenyatta is backing Raila Odinga's campaign for the presidency in the August elections...

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Hustlers and handshakes

Big challenges to President Uhuru Kenyatta's government are looming this year on the economic management front and on regional security...

President Uhuru Kenyatta's new year message oozed optimism as he pointed to the high growth figures of the second half of 2021 which he attributed to the political calm brought by his 'handshake' alliance with Raila Odinga...


Raila's shallow coalition

President Uhuru Kenyatta may have been the most obvious absence from Kasarani with State House sources saying that it would be a breach of protocol for him to formally endorse Odinga but the supporting hand of State House was plain enough to see...


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Raila Odinga launches fifth bid for the presidency

Leader of Orange Democratic Movement and veteran oppositionist Raila Odinga held his Azimio la Umoja rally to launch his presidential candidacy on 10 December at the 60 000-seat Kasarani Sports Centre in Nairobi backed by a phalanx of President Uhuru Kenyatta's cabinet secretaries and Gideon Moi son of late President Daniel arap Moi...

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No jaw, jaw – just war, war

Blinken and President Uhuru Kenyatta agreed on the necessity of unhindered humanitarian access and an inclusive political dialogue...


Deputy President Ruto steals a march on his rivals

The latest surveys show that Ruto could have the support of two-thirds of Kikuyu voters in Central and Nairobi provinces the biggest electoral bloc in the country and President Uhuru Kenyatta's stamping ground...

The alliance between Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga is a political and historical oddity a marriage of duelling dynasties that could still fail...

When Moi named Uhuru Kenyatta as his successor and leader of KANU Ruto quickly befriended the new party chief...


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Uhuru wants his Jubilee

Uhuru Kenyatta's eighth and last State of the Nation address has been scheduled for 30 November which conflicts with plans by Jubilee officials to hold the party's long-delayed National Delegates Conference...

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