Uhuru Kenyatta Bography
Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta is a Kenyan politician who served as the fourth president of Kenya from 2013 to 2022. Daniel Arap Moi had picked Kenyatta as his preferred successor.
Kenyatta, however, was defeated by the then-opposition leader Mwai Kibaki in the 2002 election, and Kibaki was subsequently sworn in as the President. Kenyatta served as the member of parliament (MP) for Gatundu South from 2002 to 2013. He also served as Deputy Prime Minister to Raila Odinga from 2008 to 2013.
Uhuru Kenyatta Age
Uhuru Kenyatta was born on 26 October 1961, in Nairobi. He is 61 years old.
Uhuru Kenyatta Height
Kenyatta stands at an average height of 6 feet 1 inch.
Uhuru Kenyatta Education
After attending St. Mary’s school for his high school certificate, Uhuru went on to study economics, political science, and government at Amherst College in the United States.
Uhuru Kenyatta Family
Uhuru was born and raised in Nairobi by his caring parents Jomo Kenyatta and Ngina Kenyatta. He grew up along with Nyokabi Kenyatta, Uhuru Kenyatta, and Kristina Pratt.
Uhuru Kenyatta Wife
He is married to his pretty wife Margaret Wanjiru Gakuo. The couple is blessed with three children Jaba Kenyatta, Jomo Kenyatta, and Ngina Kenyatta,
Uhuru Kenyatta Salary
President Kenyatta was earning a monthly salary of Sh1.23 million.
Uhuru Kenyatta Net Worth
Kenyatta had an estimated net worth of $530 million.
Uhuru Kenyatta Career
Currently, Uhuru is the member and the party leader of the Jubilee Party of Kenya whose popularity has since dwindled. Kenyatta was previously associated with the Kenya Africa National Union (KANU) before founding The National Alliance (TNA), one of the allied parties that campaigned for his election during the 2013 election and later on went to form a merger with the United Republican Party (URP) led by William Ruto to form the Jubilee Party.
In the 1997 general election, Uhuru contested for the Gatundu South Constituency parliamentary seat, once held by his father, but lost to Moses Mwihia, a Nairobi architect.
In 1999, Moi appointed Uhuru to chair the Kenya Tourism Board, a government parastatal. In 2001, he was nominated as a Member of Parliament, and he joined the Cabinet as Minister for Local Government. He would also later be elected First Vice Chairman of KANU.
In January 2005, Uhuru Kenyatta defeated Nicholas Biwott for the chairmanship of KANU, taking 2,980 votes among party delegates against Biwott’s 622 votes.
Before becoming president, Kenyatta was named as a suspect of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo, for planning and funding violence in Naivasha and Nakuru.
On 9 March 2018, Kenyatta agreed on a truce between the opposition leader, Raila Odinga. This action marked the country’s watershed moment that redrew its political architecture.
On 27 November 2019, Uhuru Kenyatta launched the Building Bridges Initiatives (BBI) in Bomas Kenya. This is one of the outcomes as a result of the truce with the opposition leader Raila Odinga as its implementations will foresee some amendments to the Kenyan Constitution.