Unlike President Uhuru who has appeared as one of the most famous of Kenyatta’s sons, Peter Magana has chosen to live a low profile life in the United Kingdom.
Peter Magana was born on August 11, 1944, in Worthing Hospital, West Sussex, United Kingdom. He was born of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and Edna Clarke, who was Kenyatta’s second wife. During the wedding, Kenyatta did not mention that he had a wife back in Kenya and two children.
They married on 11th may 1942 as their wedding was recorded in a certificate, at the Chanctonbury registry office at Storrington in Sussex. After Kenyatta returned to Kenya, he left his wife and son in 1946.
Despite their marriage lasting for a very short time. Magana is the third eldest child of the Kenyatta’s family.
Peter Magana Living
Currently, Peter stays in London after retiring as a BBC producer. He initially worked as apresenter before climbing the ranks of a producer at the same station.
After Magana was born, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta stayed in the UK for two years and left for Kenya. Mzee came and then married his third wife named Grace Wanjiku, who appeared to be Senior Chief Koinange’s daughter and blood sister to Mbiyu Koinange.
Peter Magana is married to one wife and they are blessed with three children.
Peter Magana’s mother named Edna died at the age of 86 years in the year 1995. She also led a very low profile away from the public limelight.
After the death of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, the first president of Kenya, Peter Magana, who is a retired BBC producer, came to Kenya in 1979 for the memorial service but he never returned. It remains unclear whether Peter attended the burial of his elder brother Muigai.
During President Uhuru Kenyatta’s inauguration ceremony in 2013, Peter Magana appeared as one of the distinguished guests who graced the event.
On 22nd august 2019, Peter Magana attended the last public memorial service of his late dad Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. According to reliable sources, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta is said to have lured his son Magana into coming to stay in Kenya.
The dad had offered to give Magana a government post but Magana opted to remain in the UK.
Peter Magana has uniquely identified himself in their relationship with his other siblings including president Uhuru Kenyatta. Ever since Mzee Jomo Kenyatta died, the whole family including Peter Magana, have expressed total unity which remains enviable to many. There is no evidence of a family battle over wealth. The family has remained united and stood for each other strongly.
Reports have it that Maganas children and grandchildren often visit Kenya despite the dad, Peter, having been reported to miss out in most memorious family occasions.
Five months after President Uhuru Kenyatta was announced the President of the Republic of Kenya, Kenya experienced Westgate attacks and the President sadly lost one of his nephews named Mbugwa Mwangi in the attack. Kenyatta’s family came together in a clear show of unity.
Uhuru’s eldest sister Margaret Wambui died and Kenyatta’s family gathered once again to console each other in grief. Peter Magana’s name appeared first in the list of Wambuis four brothers.
During a church service that was followed by Wambuis private burial, Uhuru’s big sister names Christina Pratt acknowledged the presence of Peter Magana’s daughter who had flown all the way from the UK to attend the family burial ceremony. On such an occasion Peter was not present as he was in 2007 during the burial of Jomo Kenyatta’s first wife Grace.
Peter Magana was also not present in 2014 when the first lady Margaret Kenyatta made history by finishing the London marathon. Margaret was met by her husband President Uhuru Kenyatta, former first lady mama ngina who is her mother-in-law, and other family members at the finishing line.