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Uhuru Kenyatta

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The Resume

    (October 26, 1961- )
    Born in Nairobi, Kenya
    Son of Jomo Kenyatta
    Fourth President of Kenya (assumed office April 9, 2013)

Why he might be annoying:

    He was accused by the International Criminal Court (ICC) of crimes against humanity for allegedly funding a militia that conducted violent reprisals after the disputed 2007 presidential election.
    He threatened to 'fix' the supreme court after it invalidated his 2017 reelection. (He wound up winning a second term in a runoff election that was boycotted by the opposition parties.)
    Anti-corruption campaigner John Githongo called his administration 'the most corrupt in Kenya's history.'
    The release of the Pandora Papers showed that he and his family had over $30 million hidden in offshore bank accounts.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was named Uhuru, Swahili for 'freedom,' in anticipation of Kenyan independence.
    The ICC dropped the charges against him for a lack of evidence (2015).
    He introduced free maternal care in public health facilities.
    He announced that he and his cabinet would take 20% pay cuts (2014).
    He helped negotiate peace agreements in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Credit: C. Fishel


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    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying