Kenya now has an acting president as the elected president Uhuru Kenyatta announced the move earlier today. Uhuru Kenyatta is facing charges of crimes against humanity and was recently summoned to appear in person at the ICC in Hague.
The last time he was there he was not president and as the court insisted that he cannot attend via a video link, he decided to make the move. Uhuru Kenyatta announced in Parliament Monday that he will be honouring the summons, but not as the President of Kenya.
He thus went on appointing Deputy President William Ruto as the acting President for the period when he will be away attending court summons. In a hasty move, the developments have already been recorded on the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.
“On 6 October 2014 Ruto was appointed acting president of Kenya by President Uhuru Kenyatta following his summons to appear before the ICC.”
This is not surprising as there is always someone available to make some notable changes to Wikipedia.
IMG via CNN