Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta is a Kenyan politician and businessman, currently Commander in Chief of the Kenyan Armed Forces. His leadership style and reputation borrows greatly from the late, freedom fighter father, Jomo Kenyatta. President Uhuru Kenyatta biography spells his age, education, wife Margret Wanjiru, three children, and colourful family story.
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The former Member of Parliament and Deputy Prime Minister comes from a wealthy background, being son of an influential family. Indeed, there is more to admire than hate about Uhuru Kenyatta. We take a more in-depth look at his personal life and presidency.
President Uhuru Kenyatta profiles summary
- Real names: Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta
- Nickname: Uhunye, Kamwana
- Date of birth: October 26, 1961
- Ethnicity: Kikuyu
- County: Kiambu County
- Occupation: Politician, businessman
- Party: Jubilee Party
- wife: Margret Wanjiru Gakuo
- Uhuru Kenyatta children: 3
- Years active: 1979 to date
- Relationship status: Married
Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta is famous for serving as the fourth president of Kenya after his father Jomo Kenyatta, Daniel Arap Moi, and Mwai Kibaki.
President Uhuru Kenyatta biography with pictures
Uhuru became president in 2013 and defended his loyal throne in 2017.
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He has since been serving as commander in Chief of the armed forces of Kenya.
How old is Uhuru Kenyatta?
Uhuru Kenyatta age is 59 years as of 2021. The president will be celebrating his 60th birthday on October 26th.
Youthful looks ae why staunch supporters feel that Uhuru Kenyatta is too young to retire from his presidency.
President Uhuru Kenyatta ethnicity and tribe
Uhuru Kenyatta is of the Kikuyu tribe and a Kenyan national by birth.
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For this reason, he is a fluent Kikuyu, Swahili, and English speaker.
Muigai Uhuru Kenyatta education and CV
Uhuru received his secondary education at St. Mary’s School in Nairobi City County.
He later proceeded to Amherst College in the United States of America for political science and economics studies.
Uhuru Kenyatta graduated in 1985 and returned to Kenya to start a flower and agricultural export horticultural business.
Uhuru Kenyatta family lineage and tree
The 4 wives that Mzee Jomo Kenyatta married are listed below;
- Grace Wahu
- Edna Clarke
- Grace Wanjiku
- Mama Ngina
Grace Wahu and Kenyatta sired their first born son, Peter Muigai, in 1920.
He would later become an MP in Juja Constituency and later a Minister of Home Affairs.
Sadly, Peter Muigai Kenyatta died in 1979, a devout politician and businessman.
On the other hand, Uhuru is son to Mama Ngina, the youngest of Kenyatta’s wives.
Who is the biological father of Uhuru Kenyatta?
The biological father of Uhuru Muigai is Jomo Kenyatta who died on August 22, 1978.
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The confident Uhuru and his mother Mama Ngina continues to retain the legacy of Jomo Kenyatta.
Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta family background
Margret Wanjiru and his husband Uhuru Kenyatta married in 1991. They are now proud parents of 3 adult children, among them two sons and daughter.
- Jomo Kenyatta junior
- Jaba Kenyatta
- Ngina Kenyatta
The beautiful Ngina Kenyatta is only daughter in the family of Uhuru.
Uhuru Kenyatta political career history
In 1997, Muigai Kenyatta contested and lost in the Gatundu constituency parliamentary seat.
Moi appointed Uhuru a Minister for Local Government in 2001 then endorsed his presidential bid in 2002.
In 2008, Kibaki appointed Uhuru the Minister of Trade and Deputy Prime Minister.
A year later, he became minister of finance and then trade.
In 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) named him a suspect in the 2007 post-election violence.
In 2012, Uhuru Kenyatta formed the National Alliance (TNA) in readiness for his presidential bid of 2013.
Luckily, he won against ICC and managed to become president in both 2013 and 2017 alongside his deputy William Samoei Ruto.
Uhuru Kenyatta wealth and properties
President Uhuru Kenyatta net worth is about Ksh. 50 billion as of 2021.
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Uhuru Kenyatta wealth position in Africa was number one in 2011.
Uhuru family has since been overtaken by Bhimji Depar Shah and family, Narendra Raval, and Naushad Merali.
The fourth president of Kenya is a man to watch in business and political scenes.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta biography gives us the whole story about his childhood, middle life, and recent position of power in Kenya. Besides, he is a proud father, husband, and an admirable national leader.