Jomo Kenyatta

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Jomo Kenyatta
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1st President of Kenya
In office
12 December 1964 – 22 August 1978
Vice President Jaramogi Oginga Odinga
Joseph Zuzarte Murumbi
Daniel arap Moi
Succeeded by Daniel arap Moi
1st Prime Minister of Kenya
In office
1 June 1963 – 12 December 1964
Monarch Elizabeth II
Personal details
Born Kamau wa Ngengi
c. 1889[1]
Gatundu, British East Africa
Died 22 August 1978(1978-08-22) (aged 88)
Mombasa, Coast, Kenya
Resting place Nairobi, Kenya
Nationality Kenyan
Political party KANU
Spouse(s) Grace Wahu (m. 1919)
Edna Clarke (1942–1946)
Grace Wanjiku (d.1950)
Mama Ngina (1951–1978)
Alma mater London School of Economics University College London University of the Toilers of the East
Religion Presbyterian

Jomo Kenyattapron. (~1889 – 22 August 1978) was an Kenyan politician. He was the leader of Kenya from independence in 1963 to his death in 1978. He served first as Prime Minister (1963–64) and then as President (1964–78). He is considered the founding father of the Kenyan nation.

President Kenyatta had suffered a heart attack in 1966. He died on 22 August 1978 from natural causes, aged 88.

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