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Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta
Kenya

Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta

Date of Birth: 26/10/1961


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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...


No open-and-shut case

When Kenya's Supreme Court voided the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, by four to two, it became the first-ever African court to unseat a sitting president, and only the third anywhere in the world to do so (AC Vol 58 No 18, The next trial of strength)...


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...

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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...


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