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Prime Minister of Kenya

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Prime Minister of Kenya

Prime Minister of the Republic of Kenya
Style The Right Honourable
Appointer Kenyan Parliament
Precursor Jomo Kenyatta,
as First Minister of Kenya (Commonwealth realm)
Formation 12 December 1963,
17 April 2008
First holder Jomo Kenyatta
Final holder Raila Odinga
Abolished 12 December 1964,
9 April 2013
Succession Uhuru Kenyatta,
as President of Kenya
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Foreign relations

The Prime Minister of Kenya was a post in the Kenyan government. The first Prime Minister of Kenya was Jomo Kenyatta who became Prime Minister in 1963. In 1964, Kenya became a Republic; the post of Prime Minister was abolished and Jomo Kenyatta assumed the position of President. Following a power-sharing agreement in February 2008, the post of Prime Minister was recreated that April. The position was again abolished by the 2010 Constitution after the 2013 elections.

The last Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, was sworn in on April 17, 2008.[1] He was Kenya's second Prime Minister.


  • Prime Ministers of Kenya (1963–2013) 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Prime Ministers of Kenya (1963–2013)


      Kenya African National Union (KANU)
      Orange Democratic Movement (ODM)

# Picture Name
Took office Left office Political Party
Prime Minister of the Commonwealth Realm of Kenya
1 Jomo Kenyatta
1 June 1963 12 December 1964 KANU
Prime Minister of the Republic of Kenya
Post abolished (12 December 1964 – 17 April 2008)
2 Raila Odinga
(b. 1945)
17 April 2008 9 April 2013 ODM
Post abolished (9 April 2013 – Present)

See also


  1. ^ Eric Ombok, "Kenya's Raila Odinga Sworn in as Prime Minister, Ending Crisis",, April 17, 2008.

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