Biography of Uhuru Kenyatta

He is named Uhuru, in anticipation  for Kenya’s upcoming independence

Uhuru Kenyatta attended St Mary’s School in Nairobi. He played as a Winger for St. Mary’s Nairobi Rugby Team

Uhuru Kenyatta

Uhuru Kenyatta

1978: Uhuru loses his father, and Kenya’s firrst president ; Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, who died aged 89.

1979 – 1980 Uhuru Kenyatta worked as a teller at the Kenya Commercial Bank, Kipande House Branch.

Uhuru Kenyatta joined Amherst College USA. to study Political Science and Economics.

1989: Uhuru Kenyatta starts his first company, Wiham Kenya Limited, where he used to personally pick up and transport horticulture for export on his pick up truck.

1991:  Uhuru Kenyatta marries his sweetheart and best friend Margaret.

1992: Uhuru Kenyatta campaigns for Kenneth Matiba

1994:  Uhuru Kenyatta sold Wiham Kenya Limited.

1997: Uhuru Kenyatta runs for the Parliamentary seat for Gatundu South, But  looses to Moses Muhia.

1999: Uhuru Kenyatt was appointed the new chairman of the Kenya Tourism Board by President Moi

2001: Uhuru Kenyatta is Nominated to Parliament by President Moi

2001 Uhuru Kenyatta is appointed minister for Local Government under President Daniel arap Moi

2002: Uhuru Kenyatta contested for the presidency on a KANU ticket, but lost to NARC’s Mawi Kibaki and opted to take his seat as offiicial Opposition Leader.

January 2005: Uhuru Kenyatta defeated Nicholas Biwott for chairmanship of KANU, taking 2,980 votes among party delegates against Biwott’s 622.

2005: Uhuru Kenyatta led his party KANU in campaigns aganist the draft constitution in the 2005 constitutional referendum.

September 13, 2007: Uhuru Kenyatta withdrew from the December 2007 presidential election and said that he would back Kibaki for re-election. He said that he did not want to run unless he could be sure of winning.

December 2007: Uhuru Kenyatta backed Kibaki for re-election in the  presidential election.

January 2008: Uhuru Kenyatta was named Minister of Local Government by president Mwai Kibaki.

13 April 2008: Uhuru Kenyatta was named Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade as part of the Grand Coalition Cabinet.

December 15, 2010:  Uhuru Kenyatta was named as a suspect of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court prosecutor Moreno Ocampo, for planning and funding violence in Naivasha and Nakuru

“Growing up in the Kenyatta household taught us many things. My father taught us to treat everyone fairly. He taught us the essence of justice and fairness, he told us to learn from history but not to live in history.”


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