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Jomo Kenyatta

Kenyan statesman of Kikuyu origin and former president of Kenya.

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Jomo Kenyatta (c. 1897 – 22 August 1978) was a Kenyan anti-colonial activist and politician who governed Kenya as its Prime Minister from 1963 to 1964 and then as its first President from 1964 to his death in 1978. He was the country's first indigenous head of government and played a significant role in the transformation of Kenya from a colony of the British Empire into an independent republic. Ideologically an African nationalist and conservative, he led the Kenya African National Union (KANU) party from 1961 until his death.

Source: Wikipedia, accessed on 2021-02-23: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jomo_Kenyatta

Birth year
1894
Death year
1978
Profession
Nationality
Kenya
Primary country of residence
Kenya