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Authority of the President
Chapter Nine - The Executive
Article 131. Authority of the President

(1) The President--
    (a)  is the Head of State and Government;
    (b)  exercises the executive authority of the Republic, with the assistance of the Deputy President and Cabinet Secretaries;
    (c)  is the Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces;
    (d)  is the chairperson of the National Security Council; and
    (e)  is a symbol of national unity.
(2) The President shall--
    (a)  respect, uphold and safeguard this Constitution;
    (b)  safeguard the sovereignty of the Republic;
    (c)  promote and enhance the unity of the nation;
    (d)  promote respect for the diversity of the people and communities of Kenya; and
    (e)  ensure the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms and the rule of law.
(3) The President shall not hold any other State or public office.


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