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Politics of Kenya

In Kenya, the type of government is a Presidential Republic. In Kenya, the legislative power is vested in a Parliament. The head of the government is Uhuru Kenyatta. The governmental structure of a country determines the manner in which laws are written, approved, and interpreted. Government type determines the manner in which elections are held as well as the country's system of policing its citizens. The term of office of the head of state in Kenya lasts until 1 January 2018. The length of a head of state's term has a direct effect on the power and influence of the executive position. A longer term of office provides the head of state with increased authority. The term of office of the head of state in Kenya lasts until 01/01/2018. The length of a head of state's term has a direct effect on the power and influence of the executive position. A longer term of office provides the head of state with increased authority. The Global Peace Index (GPI) for Kenya is 2.342. The strength of legal rights index for Kenya is 7. Overall, it is considered to be rather adequate - bancrupcy and collateral laws are able to protect the rights of borrowers and lenders at least decently; credit information is msotly sufficient and generally available. In 2013, Kenya received 2654 million USD in foreign aid. In 2014, the foreign aid amounted to 2482.4 USD.

Government

In Kenya, the head of the government is Uhuru Kenyatta. The government system of Kenya is a Presidential Republic. In Kenya, the legislative power is vested in a Parliament; this is a Bicameral legislative body, and therefore a Bicameral Parliament. According to the World Bank Group, the government effectiveness index of Kenya is -0.3. This indicates that the government of Kenya is mediocre. While some public and civil services are limited, in other cases they can be considered adequate or even effective. Potential investors should carefully evaluate the governmental situation in Kenya before considering any business maneuvers.

Unions and alliances

This section deals with a list of unions Kenya is a member of.

Kenya is a member of the United Nations (UN). Kenya is a member of the International Monetery Fun (IMF). To read more about when Kenya became a member of these unions and what additional political unions and alliances Kenya is part of, click on Kenya membership in international unions.

Freedom in Kenya

With regard to political and civil freedoms, Kenya is 2. Citizens in Kenya experience partial freedom. While the majority of citizens are able to exercise their free will to a certain extent in Kenya, some political engagement may be limited and certain population groups may be excluded from certain freedoms or expressions. To read more about freedom level in Kenya click on Freedom in Kenya.