Prime Minister of Kenya

Prime Minister of Kenya
Coat of arms of Kenya (Official).svg
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

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 17 April 2008.[1] He was Kenya's second Prime Minister.

The 2021 Kenyan constitutional referendum will decide whether or not the office is reestablished.[2]

Prime ministers of Kenya (1963–2013)


  Kenya African National Union
  Orange Democratic Movement

No. Picture Name
Took office Left office Political party
Prime Minister of Kenya (1963–1964)
1 Jomo Kenyatta.jpg Jomo Kenyatta
1 June 1963 12 December 1964 Kenya African National Union
Prime Minister of the Republic of Kenya
Post abolished (12 December 1964 – 17 April 2008)
2 Raila Odinga 2009 (cropped).jpg Raila Odinga
17 April 2008 9 April 2013 Orange Democratic Movement
Post abolished (9 April 2013 – present)

See also


  1. ^ Eric Ombok, "Kenya's Raila Odinga Sworn in as Prime Minister, Ending Crisis",, 17 April 2008.
  2. ^ "Kenyatta in steep and precarious journey towards June referendum". The East African. Retrieved 8 February 2021.

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