See the chaotic scenes as Kenya elects new president
In September, two men with different political ideologies joined forces to lead Kenya – an event that has been dubbed the “Second Coming of Daniel arap Moi.”
The election was the first test for the newly elected president-elect. And although he is unlikely to last long in office, he has given Kenya a leader that many analysts see as a far-sighted reformer.
However, there have been plenty of problems since the start of his presidency.
One of those was his wife, a controversial political advisor, who has been charged with money laundering while allegedly taking large bribes from businessmen.
Despite the lack of legal proof, she resigned in March 2019, a week before his inauguration.
There have been also allegations that President Uhuru Kenyatta and his campaign manager and the second wife of the president, Judith Muthiga, were involved in a land dispute.
A number of other charges of corruption have been made against the president and his first couple, but have yet to be proven in court.
The following are some of the highlights of Kenya’s new leader, his first weeks on the job, and his first day in office.
What did Kenyatta say?
After winning the election in September, Kenyatta promised to implement all the promises he made to his people.
His first move was to declare that he supported the election of the national head of state, the incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta.
He also promised to repeal laws that hindered the private sector.
He also pledged to create new laws and policies which will encourage and support small businesses.
How was Kenyatta elected?
During the election campaign, Kenyatta and his wife, Judith, campaigned on both issues, and in doing so drew a lot of criticism from Kenyans who saw the two as a political dynasty.
Kenyatta promised to abolish the public transport industry which Kenyans used to travel in their own private cars.
He also vowed to increase the minimum wage, and promised that he would cut the country’s public debt.
However, he also promised to repeal laws which had not been in effect since