Uhuru Kenyatta Biography: Uhuru was born in October 1961 to Jomo’s fourth wife, Mama Ngina Kenyatta. He attended St Mary’s School in Nairobi where he completed his “A” Levels before leaving for Amherst College, USA, to study Political Science and Economics. He graduated in 1985.
Upon his graduation, Uhuru returned to Kenya and ventured into business, starting a number of companies including Wilham Kenya Limited, a company that sources for and exports agricultural produce.
His first foray into politics came in 2001 when he was nominated to Parliament and became Minister for Local Government under President Daniel Arap Moi. After that, Uhuru held several government positions including the office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Ministry of Finance.
Uhuru Kenyatta has always kept the inner dealings of his marriage and family private as very little is known about them.
Mr. Kenyatta is married to Margaret Wanjiru Gakuo, who he describes as his best friend. She is the daughter of the former Kenya Railways general manager, Dr. E.N. Gakuo.
The couple got married formally in 1991 and have three children: Jomo, Ngina, and Muhoho.
Children: Sons and Daughter
Jomo, named after his grandfather, is the couple’s eldest son. He was born on April 8, 1990. He attended the prestigious Hilton College and Michael House in KwaZulu Natal Midlands in South Africa.
Jomo Kenyatta is currently married to his long-time girlfriend Fiona Achola Ngobi.
Muhoho is the couple’s second child with daughter Ngina, being the last.
Uhuru Kenyatta Net Worth
Uhuru Kenyatta has a lot of inheritance from his father. His father had a lot of wealth given the fact that he was the first president of the Republic of Kenya.
According to statistics released in 2011, Uhuru ranks among the top 40 richest individuals in Africa. His family owns at least 500,000 acres of prime land spread across Kenya together with myriads of businesses including Brookside Dairies, Kenya’s largest dairy company, television station K24 and a commercial bank in Nairobi.
Uhuru Kenyatta’s Net Worth is around $500 Million or Ksh. 50 Billion.
His Name Means Freedom
The name Uhuru in Kiswahili stands for freedom. This is a name that was given by his father at a time when the Kenyan people were under the rule of the British. This is the time when freedom was desperately needed hence the name Uhuru. To date, numerous institutions and infrastructures have been named Uhuru.
Uhuru Was Part Of ODM
As a leader of KANU, Uhuru Kenyatta made a strong opposition to the draft constitution that was to be denied in 2005. This was the first time that he teamed up with Raila Odinga to oppose the constitution. Their unity led to the birth of the Orange Democratic Movement.
Uhuru Is An ICC Suspect
Despite being the incumbent president of Kenya, Uhuru is a suspect in the international criminal court and he is currently on trial.
After the disputed 2007 election, Uhuru is believed to have organized retaliatory attacks against the Luo and Luhya communities that lived in Naivasha and Nakuru. Even though there has been no direct evidence to link him to the killings, The ICC strongly believes that he masterminded the killings with heavy backing from senior government officials from the Kikuyu community.
On December 15th, he was named among the 6 prime suspects by prosecutor Moreno Ocampo.
Uhuru Kenyatta Siblings
Uhuru’s siblings are Kristina Wamboi, Anna Nyokabi, and Muhoho Kenyatta
Kristina Wambui was born in 1952 and is married to Victor Pratt.
Anna Nyokabi Gatheca is the Kiambu women’s representative.
Muhoho Kenyatta is responsible for operating the vast businesses of the Kenyatta family, which include Heritage Hotels, Mediamax Group, Commercial Bank of Africa, and Brookside Dairy.
He prefers to live out of the public eye. He is the Executive Chairman of Brookside Dairy and the Deputy Chairman of Commercial Bank of Africa.
Uhuru Kenyatta businesses, investments
- Kenya’s largest dairy company Brookside Dairies,
- Media company Mediamax,
- Heritage Hotels,
- Commercial Bank of Africa and
- Hundreds of thousands of prime Kenyan land.
Uhuru Kenyatta Biography