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The making of President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta

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Uhuru Kenyatta Age: Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta was born on 26 October 1961. He is a Kenyan politician and businessman who is the fourth and current President of the Republic of Kenya.

He served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Gatundu South from 2002 to 2013. Currently the party leader and a member of the Jubilee Party of Kenya, he was previously involved with The National Alliance and before that the Kenya African National Union.

Uhuru is the son of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s founding father and the first president of the republic of Kenya (in office 1964–1978), with his fourth wife, Mama Ngina Kenyatta. His family hails from the Kikuyu, a Bantu ethnic group. His given name “Uhuru” is from the Swahili term for “freedom”, and was given to him in anticipation of Kenya’s upcoming independence. Uhuru attended St Mary’s School in Nairobi. Between 1979 and 1980, he also briefly worked as a teller at the Kenya Commercial Bank.

After St. Mary’s school, Uhuru went on to study economics, political science and government at Amherst College in the United States. Upon his graduation, Uhuru returned to Kenya, and started a company Wilham Kenya Limited, through which he sourced and exported agricultural produce.

Uhuru was nominated to Parliament in 2001, he became Minister for Local Government under President Daniel Arap Moi and, despite his political inexperience, was favoured by Moi as his successor.

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Below, we take a photo journey of the presidents past to when he was but a toddler and as he evolved to the man he is now. (Uhuru Kenyatta Age)

Jomo Kenyatta with Uhuru as a baby
Jomo Kenyatta with Uhuru Kenyatta as a child
Both President Jomo Kenyatta and then Vice President Moi looking down on little uhurru
Jomo Kenyatta, First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta
The First Family
Muhoho Kenyatta, Uhuru Kenyatta, Mama Ngina Kenyatta,Jomo Kenyatta
Uhuru and Magret Kenyatta at their wedding
Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto availing the Cabinet

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