Key Figures

Chief of State:
President William Ruto
Head of Government:
President William Ruto


Government Name:
Republic of Kenya
Adopted: 2010; Established a republic form of government, separation of the three branches of government, sovereignty of the people along with a bill of rights.
Government Type:
Presidential Republic
Republic of Kenya Flag
Coat of Arms of Republic of Kenya

Index of Economic Freedom

Grades each country on a scale of 0 to 100, based on ten freedoms, with 100 representing the greatest amount of economic autonomy from government intervention. Source: Heritage Foundation (2023)

Country Risk Rating

Political and economic uncertainties and an occasionally difficult business environment can affect corporate payment behavior. Corporate default probability is appreciable. Source: Coface (2022)

Government Branches

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle 1

Serves as head of state and government and wields the most power. Appoints the cabinet, is in charge of executory tasks, and can ban political parties.

Elected by qualified majority vote.

5 years


Independent of other branches and has unlimited jurisdiction to hear and decide on any case.

Chief and deputy chief justices are nominated by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and appointed by the president with the national assembly's approval. Other judges are nominated by the JSC and appointed by the president.

Mandatory retirement age of 70


Consists of the Senate and National Assembly, which are in charge of creating laws and policies.

The Senate has 67 members who are elected by qualified plurality vote. The National Assembly has 349 members who are elected by qualified plurality.

5 years

Regional Trade Blocs

International Organization Participation [2]

Environmental Agreements [3]

Tax Information [2]

Tax Authority:
Kenya Revenue Authority
Tax Name:


  1. ElectionGuide
  2. EY,
  3. CIA World Factbook,
  4. U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets