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Kenyan Pres. Kenyatta Temporarily Steps Down

October 6, 2014

President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed William Ruto as Acting President for the duration he will be away attending his case at the International Criminal Court.

President Kenyatta made the unprecedented announcement during an address to a special session of Parliament on Monday.

He said he will invoke Article 147, section 3, to appoint Mr Ruto as Acting President while he attends the ICC status conference this week at The Hague.

The article states: Subject to Article 134, when the President is absent or is temporarily incapacitated, and during any other period that the President decides, the Deputy President shall act as the President.


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