Uhuru Kenyatta

Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Children, Siblings, Net Worth, House, Cars & Political Career

Uhuru Kenyatta Basic Information

Stage Name: Uhuru Kenyatta
Real Name: Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta CGH
Occupation: Politician
Date Of Birth/Age: 26 October 1961 (61 Years Old)
Place of Birth: Nairobi, Kenya
Gender: Male
Nationality: Kenyan
Marital Status: Married
  • St. Mary’s school, Uhuru
  • Amherst College, USA
Height: 6Ft 2In
Net Worth: $500 million

Uhuru Kenyatta Biography

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Uhuru Kenyatta was born on 26 October 1961 to the first president of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta, and his fourth wife, Mama Ngina Kenyatta (née Muhoho). After attending St. Mary’s school, Uhuru studied economics, political science, and government at Amherst College in the United States. Upon graduation, Uhuru returned to Kenya and started a company, Wilham Kenya Limited, where he sourced and exported agricultural produce.


His lineage is from the Bantu ethnic community of the Kikuyu. In honor of Kenya’s predicted independence, he was given the moniker “Uhuru,” derived from the Swahili word for “freedom.”


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The first president of Kenya, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, and his fourth wife, Mama Ngina Kenyatta, are the parents of Kenyatta.


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He is the family’s second-born child and has two sisters, Christine, born in 1953; Anna Nyokabi, born in 1963; and a sibling, Muhoho Kenyatta, born in 1965.


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He has been married to Margaret Gakuo Kenyatta since 1991. Their family consists of a daughter named Ngina Kenyatta and two sons named Jomo and Muhoho.


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From 1991 to the present, he has been wed to Margaret Gakuo Kenyatta. From 2013 to 2022, the Kenyan educator served as the First Lady of Kenya.


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The fourth and present President of Kenya is Uhuru Kenyatta. He was born into a prominent and wealthy household; his father was Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s first president. He returned to his native country after finishing his education there and launched a successful horticulture company. But because of his family’s political history, he could not stay away from it for long. So he joined the field as the chairman of the KANU branch in his hometown, which his father had previously headed. President Daniel Arap Moi subsequently named Uhuru Kenyatta, the party’s presidential nominee.
After losing the presidential race, he led the opposition in the parliament for a while. He later supported Kibaki as a presidential candidate in the 2007 elections, and after Kibaki’s government was established, he was named the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. However, he was also charged with crimes against humanity and accused of engaging in post-election unrest. He subsequently split from KANU and founded the TNA, which later joined a multiparty coalition. He received the party’s nomination as its presidential candidate, won the 2013 elections, and is presently the fourth President of Kenya.
In place of the prior administrative unit of provinces, he oversaw the implementation of a new system of counties. He also tactfully handled criticisms of bad leadership, corruption, and instability.

Drought again took its toll in 2021. More than 465,000 children under the age of five were emaciated, according to the UN. In addition, more than 2.5 million people in the nation experienced food insecurity. Kenyatta Uhuru mentioned a “national disaster.” However, he was criticized for inadequate planning and slow humanitarian reaction.

Nairobi’s Mukuru Kwa Njenga slum was also demolished in October 2021 to widen a road, leaving 40,000 people homeless for the night and with no promise of alternative housing. He was mentioned to have traveled more than his predecessors in Kenyan politics in November 2020. Compared to his predecessor Mwai Kibaki, who left the country 33 times over ten years, Uhuru Kenyatta had left the country 43 times as of November 2015, according to one of the top national publications. The President’s strategic communications team defended the travels, saying they had generated more revenue than they had cost the taxpayers to fund.

His administration had to deal with the high cost of living, the increasing national debt, the high cost of government salaries, and claims of misconduct within his ranks. Another difficulty that threatened his administration and the future of the East African nation was the 2017 general election and its violence.

Kenyatta’s name appeared in the Pandora Papers, released in October 2021. According to the BBC, “The Kenyattas’ offshore investments, including a company with stocks and bonds worth $30 million (£22 million), were discovered among hundreds of thousands of pages of legal documents from the archives of 14 law firms and service providers in Panama, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), and other tax havens.”

Net Worth

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He is estimated to be worth around $500 Million


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There are many luxurious cars with ballistic glass at the discretion of President Uhuru Kenyatta to keep him safe. He also possesses an armored Mercedes Benz G Wagon, a Range Rover, a black Mercedes Benz Sedan, a Toyota Land Cruiser 200 series, also known as the Land Cruiser V8, an open-top Land Rover Defender, an army-green Landcruiser, and an S-600 Mercedes limousine.


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Although Uhuru owns a few properties in and around Kenya and presumably in other countries, the State House is the President of Kenya’s official residence. He allegedly possesses a mansion close to the State House he purchased after leaving office. Additionally, he owns property in Masai Mara, London, and other places.

Political Career

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He was chosen to lead the local chapter of the long-reigning Kenya African National Union (KANU), which his father had previously headed, in 1997. Later that year, he ran for office as a member of parliament but was unsuccessful. However, KANU leader and former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi appeared committed to preparing him for a more prominent position in public service despite his defeat. Accordingly, Moi chose him to lead the Kenya Tourist Board in 1999.
He received President Moi’s nomination for a position in the legislature in 2001. Later, Moi nominated him as the Minister of Local Government in the cabinet. The following year, he was chosen as one of KANU’s four vice chairs. In 2002, the outgoing President Moi, who was ineligible to run for reelection and preferred someone of his own choice to replace him, nominated him as the KANU candidate for the presidency. As a result of KANU members defecting to the opposition to back Mwai Kibaki, who surprisingly defeated Kenyatta in the elections, Moi’s schemes backfired. Kenyatta then took over as the opposition’s parliamentary head from January 2003 to December 2007.

He was chosen as the KANU leader in 2005. Though he decided to compete in Kenya’s subsequent presidential election in December 2007, he withdrew from the race a few months before the vote. Instead, he decided to support incumbent President Kibaki in his bid to defeat Raila Odinga. Many of Odinga’s followers disapproved of the election results when they showed Kibaki had barely defeated him in 2007, which sparked widespread ethnic violence for several weeks. Kenyatta was initially appointed as the Minister of Local Government by Kibaki in January 2008. Still, Uhuru was later named the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade after a coalition government was established. He was promoted from Minister of Trade to Minister of Finance the following year, in January 2009, where he remained until January 2012.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) named him as one of the suspects in 2010 for allegedly inciting the post-election unrest after the 2007 election results. He left his position as finance minister soon after his accusations were made public. Still, he kept his position as deputy prime minister, which he held until he was elected President of Kenya. He continued to pursue leadership despite the ICC accusations. He left KANU in April 2012, and he started a new group called The National Alliance the following month. (TNA). Later that year, he and TNA joined the “Jubilee Coalition,” a coalition of various political parties.

He received the party’s nomination to run for President in the 2013 elections. On 4 March 2013, he won the first round of presidential polling. Then, on 9 April 2013, he got sworn in as President.
Kenyatta received 54% of the vote in the general elections of August 2017 and was re-elected for a second and final term. Wafula Chebukati, the chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), officially announced the victory on national news. However, Uhuru’s primary rival, Raila Odinga, challenged his election in Kenya’s Supreme Court. As a result, a new presidential election must be held 60 days after the court’s decision on 1 September 2017, when it deemed the previous one invalid. On 26 October, a fresh presidential election was conducted, and he prevailed with 39.03% of the electoral vote. After completing his second term, he handed the reins to William Ruto.

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