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Jomo Kenyatta

Death: August 22, 1978 (79-88)
Mombasa, Mombasa, Kenya
Place of Burial: Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Immediate Family:

Son of Muigai and Wambui
Husband of Grace Kenyatta and Ngina Kenyatta
Ex-husband of Grace Wahu Kenyatta and Edna Grace Kenyatta
Father of Peter Muigai Kenyatta; Margaret Kenyatta; Private; Private; Private and 4 others

Managed by: Andrew Quinn Champion
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About Jomo Kenyatta

Jomo Kenyatta was the leader of Kenya from independence in 1963 to his death in 1978, serving first as Prime Minister (1963–64) and then as President (1964–78). He is considered the founding father of the Kenyan nation.

He was a well-educated intellectual who authored several books, and is remembered as a Pan-Africanist. He is also the father of Kenya's fourth and current President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Spouses and Children

Children of Jomo Kenyatta and Grace Wahu

  • Peter Muigai Kenyatta 1920
  • Margaret Wambui Kenyatta 1928

Son of Jomo Kenyatta and Edna Grace Clarke

  • Peter Magana Kenyatta 1943

Daughter of Jomo Kenyatta and Grace Wanjiku

  • Jane Wambui Kenyatta 1950

Children of Jomo Kenyatta and Ngina Muhoho

  • Christine Wambui Kenyatta 1952
  • Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta 1961
  • Anna Nyokabi Kenyatta
  • Muhoho Kenyatta 1964



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Jomo Kenyatta's Timeline

November 20, 1920
October 26, 1961
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya