NAIROBI, Kenya – The 12 months 2022 will go down in historical past as one of the vital fascinating years within the Kenyan calendar. From an incumbent vice chairman rising to energy as the primary elected president to large good points for ladies.
The 2022 normal election and Dr. William Ruto sworn in as Kenya’s fifth president
As stipulated within the structure, Kenya should maintain a normal election on the second Tuesday of August each 5 years.
On 9 August 2022, Kenyans elected a brand new crop of leaders together with the President, Governors, Senators, Members of the Nationwide Meeting (MPs) together with ladies representatives and Members of County Assemblies (MCAs).
First ever nationwide marketing campaign for the legalization of marijuana.
The 2022 normal election was the primary ever nationwide marketing campaign for the legalization of marijuana in Kenya.
The marketing campaign was led by Roots Occasion presidential candidate George Wajackoyah and supplied a possibility for the nation to take part within the rising dialog surrounding the medical and business advantages of marijuana.
The historic variety of elected feminine governors.
After the 2022 normal election, a document seven ladies had been elected as county managers, breaking the document of three in 2017 and making historical past since devolution was launched in 2013.
The seven had been: Fatuma Achani (Kwale), Kawira Mwangaza (Meru), Cecily Mbarire (Embu), Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga), Susan Kihika (Nakuru), Wavinya Ndeti (Machakos) and Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay).
Constructing Bridges Initiative Remaining Judgment
After virtually a 12 months of confusion and uproar from numerous events concerning the destiny of the Constructing Bridges Initiative (BBI), the court docket lastly gave a verdict on the identical in 2022.
The Supreme Courtroom on March 31 declared the BBI trial unlawful, unlawful and unconstitutional.
BBI, which is a constitutional modification invoice, 2020, was championed by then Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM chief Raila Odinga.
Demise of Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki
Kenya’s third president, Mwai Kibaki, handed away on April 21 on the age of
Saying the loss of life, former President Uhuru Kenyatta recalled his predecessor saying he can be remembered: “As a leading figure in Kenya’s post-independence history, His Excellency Mwai Kibaki commanded the enduring respect and affection of the people of this nation and other nations throughout the country . world.”
Kenyans take KFC over the import of its potatoes for French fries
In early 2022, the Kentucky Fried Rooster (KFC) franchise in Nairobi introduced it could serve clients ugali as a substitute of a aspect of fries following what the group described as a potato scarcity.
Kenyans on-line would later create a storm after discovering that KFC had relied on imported potatoes and so they known as on the group to offer Kenyan farmers their enterprise.
2 KCPE exams, 2 KCSE exams
The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted Kenya’s 2020 faculty calendar, resulting in the odd and first-ever incidence of two units of the annual major and secondary nationwide examinations.
The primary part (class of 2021) sat for his or her KCPE between March 7 and March 10, whereas the 2021 KCSE exams came about between March 11 and April 1.
The second part (class of 2022) sat for his or her KCPE between 28 November and 1 December whereas KCSE was administered from 1 December to 23 December.
Justice Martha Karambu Koome-Kenya’s first feminine Chief Justice
On Could 20, Justice Martha Karambu Koome was sworn in as the primary lady Chief Justice and Head of the Judiciary of Kenya.
Uhuru grew to become the primary Kenyan president to go to Portugal
Former President Uhuru Kenyatta, in his ultimate 12 months as Commander-in-Chief, grew to become the primary Kenyan head of state to go to Portugal after touring to the European nation on June 27 the place he opened bilateral commerce relations with Portugal.
Angella Okutoyi’s historic second at Wimbledon
Tennis sensation Angella Okutoyi, 18, put Kenya’s identify on the map with a historic first-ever victory for a Kenyan on the ladies’ junior singles Grand Slam at Wimbledon.
Lawyer Willie Kimani’s brutal homicide choice
Six years after the our bodies of human rights lawyer Willie Kimani, his consumer Josephat Mwendwa and a taxi driver Joseph Muiruri had been recovered from the Ol-Donyo Sabuk River, justice was lastly served with the conviction of three law enforcement officials and an informant.
The sentence was handed down by Supreme Courtroom Justice Jessie Lessit on 22 July.
Eliud Kipchoge’s Berlin Marathon document
Eliud Kipchoge lived as much as expectations, breaking his personal world document and profitable the Berlin Marathon in 2:01:09. His earlier document was 2:01:39.
Excessive oil costs in Kenya
In February, crude oil costs surged to over $100 (Sh11,370) a barrel as Russia launched army operations in Ukraine. Oil costs reached triple digits for the primary time since September 2014.