Former Attorney general and cabinet minister Charles Mugane Njonjo has passed away.
His death was announced on Sunday by President Uhuru Kenyatta who said Njonjo’s death is big blow to the country.
He died aged 101.
“The passing away of Hon. Njonjo is a big blow not only to his immediate family, friends and relatives but to all Kenyans and indeed, the entire African continent because of his leading role in the founding of the Kenyan nation at independence,” Uhuru said.
Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi was born on 2nd September 1924 and died on 4th February 2020, at an age of 95years. He was a Kenyan statesman and politician who was the second and longest-serving President of Kenya from 1978 to 2002.
He previously served as the third Vice President of Kenya from 1967 to 1978 and succeeded President Jomo Kenyatta following the latter’s death.
Many Kenyans think that retired president, Daniel Moi was the eldest politician in Kenya after dying at an age of 95years.
However, the first Kenyan black Attorney General is among the eldest politicians with over 101 years. Sir Charles Mugane Njonjo was born on 23rd January 1920.
Charles Njonjo will be celebrating his 101 birthday this month. He was a former Attorney General of Kenya (1963 – 1979), and Minister of Constitutional Affairs (1980 – 1983). Charles Njonjo is also popularly referred to as “The Duke of Kabeteshire.
He is famous for his eloquence, English mannerisms, and fondness for English culture, so fond that he earned the informal, and not entirely complimentary title ‘Sir’ Charles Njonjo.
In 1998 he returned to public life, was appointed chairman of the Kenya Wildlife Service. In October 2006 there were indications that Njonjo was attempting a comeback in Kenyan politics, including his show of support for Raila Odinga.
Today, Charles Njonjo and his brother James remain some of the richest people in Kenya, with a family estate exceeding $3 billion.
Daniel Moi owned ID number 0000001. Former President Mwai Kibaki owns ID number 0000002, and Charles Njonjo ID number was 0000003. Today, 003 has joined 001 in the next life.
He has extensive landholding across the country. He also owns interests in high-profile financial institutions, including banks and insurance companies.Would you like to get published on this Popular Blog? You can now email Admin any breaking news, your Bio, articles or advertise with us on: [email protected]