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Uhuru Kenyatta Sworn-In as the President of Kenya

Apr 10, 2013 10:56 IST

Uhuru KenyattaUhuru Kenyatta was sworn-in as the new President of Kenya on 9 April 2013. He is the fourth president of Kenya. Kenyatta clinched victory in a tightly fought race for Kenya's presidency on 9 March 2013 against Raila Odinga. He won with 50.07 percent votes in the election.

It is very important to note that Uhuru Kenyatta along with William Ruto are are wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of crimes against humanity from alleged role in the country's 2007-2008 election.

About Uhuru Kenyatta

• Uhuru Kenyatta is Jomo Kenyatta’s son. Jomo Kenyatta was the first President of Kenya.
• He also served as the Deputy Prime Minister (2008 to 2013), Finance Minister (2009 to 2012) under President Mwai Kibaki as well as Minister for Trade (in April 2008).
• Uhuru Kenyatta, at the age of 51 years is the youngest President of Kenya.
• He also served as Member of Parliament for Gatundu South Constituency starting from 2002.
• He was the Chairman of Kenya African National Union (KANU). KANU is the part of Party of National Unity (PNU).

Kenya Presidential Election 2013

Jubilee Alliance coalition nominated Uhuru for presidential race against Raila Odinga. Uhuru Kenyatta needed over 50 percent of the national vote to avoid a run-off. He received 50.07 percent in the election and became the President of Kenya.

Uhuru Kenyatta's party, The National Alliance (Kenya) (TNA) formed alliance with United Republican Party (URP) of William Ruto, National Rainbow Coalition party of Charity Ngilu and Republican Congress Party (RCP) of Najib Balala. This coalition was called Jubilee Alliance coalition.

Kenya Election: Uhuru Kenyatta won Kenya Presidency

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