Prime Minister of Kenya

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.

Prime Minister of Kenya
StyleThe Right Honourable
AppointerKenyan Parliament
Formation1 June 1963
17 April 2008
First holderJomo Kenyatta
Final holderRaila Odinga
Abolished12 December 1964
9 April 2013
SuccessionUhuru Kenyatta,
as President of Kenya
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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)


  Kenya African National Union
  Orange Democratic Movement

Picture Name
Took office Left office Political Party
Prime Minister of Kenya (1963–1964)
1 Jomo Kenyatta
1 June 196312 December 1964Kenya African National Union
Prime Minister of the Republic of Kenya
Post abolished (12 December 1964 – 17 April 2008)
2 Raila Odinga
17 April 20089 April 2013Orange Democratic Movement
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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