first Prime Minister (1963 to 1964) and President (1964 to 1978) of self-governing Kenya
Jomo Kenyattapron. (20 October 1893 – 22 August 1978) was an Kenyan politician. He was the leader of Kenya from independence in 1963 to his death in 1978. He served first as Prime Minister (1963–64) and then as President (1964–78). He is considered the founding father of the Kenyan nation.
|1st President of Kenya|
12 December 1964 – 22 August 1978
|Vice President||Jaramogi Oginga Odinga |
Joseph Zuzarte Murumbi
Daniel arap Moi
|Succeeded by||Daniel arap Moi|
|1st Prime Minister of Kenya|
1 June 1963 – 12 December 1964
Kamau wa Ngengi
20 October 1893
Gatundu, British East Africa
|Died||22 August 1978 (aged 84)|
Mombasa, Coast, Kenya
|Resting place||Nairobi, Kenya|
|Spouse(s)||Grace Wahu (m. 1919) |
Edna Clarke (1942–1946)
Grace Wanjiku (d.1950)
Mama Ngina (1951–1978)
|Alma mater||London School of Economics University College London University of the Toilers of the East|
As President, Kenyatta was against socialism and worked with the United Kingdom and the United States in the Cold War. He also was criticized within Kenya for corruption. He suffered a heart attack in 1966, and eventually died on 22 August 1978 from complications of a stroke, aged 83–84. His son Uhuru Kenyatta is the current president of the country.
- ↑ "Profile of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta". Archived from the original on 2013-12-29. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
- ↑ Maloba, W. O. (2017). The Anatomy of Neo-Colonialism in Kenya: British Imperialism and Kenyatta, 1963–1978. African Histories and Modernities. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-319-50964-8.
Media related to Jomo Kenyatta at Wikimedia Commons
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