Uhuru Kenyatta

Full name

Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta


26th October 1961




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Uhuru Kenyatta

Uhuru Kenyatta is the President of Kenya

Responsibilities as President

  • Head of State and Government, Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces and Chairperson National Security Council.
  • Declares a state of emergency and war with the approval of Parliament.
  • Addresses each newly elected Parliament
  • Gives a State of the Nation address to Parliament each year
  • Nominates and appoints the Cabinet Secretaries, Attorney-General, Secretary to the Cabinet, Principal Secretaries, high commissioners, ambassadors and diplomatic and * consular representatives and other state officers.
  • Chairs Cabinet meetings, directs and co-ordinates the functions of ministries and government departments.
  • Assigns responsibility for implementation of any Act of Parliament to a Cabinet Secretary.
  • Receives foreign diplomatic and consular representatives.
  • Confers honour in the name of the people and the Republic.
  • Ensures that the international obligations of the Republic are fulfilled through the actions of the relevant Cabinet Secretaries.
  • Exercises the power of mercy.

Current positions

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