William Ruto, who once sold chickens on the roadside, now faces a daunting task to steer a polarised country gripped by a cost-of-living crisis and punishing drought.
Veteran politician Raila Odinga has until 1100 GMT on Monday to file a petition at the Supreme Court against last week's presidential election that declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner.
President-elect William Ruto has assured Kenyans that "we don't have the luxury of wasting time" as he forges ahead with forming his administration.
Kenyan police fire tear gas at angry demonstrators who allege vote-rigging after Deputy President William Ruto was declared the winner of the country's presidential election.
Ruto scored 51.25 percent of the vote, reversing earlier gains for Odinga, who had 48.09 percent, according to figures from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
Kenya goes to the polls on Tuesday in a closely fought race to elect the fifth president since independence from Britain six decades ago. Here are some key facts about the vote.
Seven-member East African bloc holds talks in Nairobi on an upsurge of violence in the volatile eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo that has ensnared neighbouring countries.
Kibaki's death was announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta, who said his passing was a sad day for the country and praised his predecessor as a great Kenyan and a statesman.
The Supreme Court ruled that the "the constitution amendment bill of 2020 is unconstitutional," dealing a blow to President Uhuru Kenyatta and his allies ahead of key elections in August.
The unannounced visit comes amid escalating war in Ethiopia's north and just ahead of US secretary of state’s visit to Kenya.
President Uhuru Kenyatta slams ruling by UN's top court that largely went in favour of Somalia and gave Kenya only a small slice of the disputed tract of the sea off the East African coast.
Thirty five current and former leaders are among a list of businesspeople and celebrities featured in roughly 11.9 million documents exposing secret wealth stashed in offshore tax havens.
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