Uhuru Kenyatta

Born Oct 26, 1961

Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta is a Kenyan politician who has served as the fourth and President of Kenya since 2013. He served as the member of parliament for Gatundu South from 2002 to 2013. He also served as Deputy Prime Minister from 2007 to 2013. Currently, he is a member and the party leader of the Jubilee Party of Kenya. Uhuru was previously associated with the Kenya Africa National Union before founding The National Alliance, one of the allied parties that campaigned for his election during the 2013 general elections and later on went to form a merger with the William Samoei Ruto's United Republican Party to form the Jubilee Party. Uhuru's tenure has been marred by endless cases of corruption and impunity.
He is the son of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya's first president and his fourth wife Mama Ngina Kenyatta. He has been married to Margaret Gakuo Kenyatta since 1991. They have three children: his two sons Jomo and Muhoho, and his daughter Ngina.
Uhuru was re-elected for a second and final term in the August 2017 general elections, winning 54% of the popular vote.
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“I am convinced the days of reckless corruption in this country are numbered. Even now, history is drawing a line in the sand and there is a war that rages. Consider whether you will fight on the right side when the rule of integrity is finally realised. Because that day is coming. As much as integrity, impartiality is a good principle to espouse and a difficult practice to achieve. Yet achieve it you must. The purpose of the police is to enforce the law, and the law favours no man. Your decisions as such, must never be subject to the charge of discrimination.”

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