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MEET UHURU KENYATTA BROTHER WHO ‘RAN AWAY’ FROM KENYA

Mzee Jomo Kenyatta is the first president of the republic of Kenya until his demise 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.

Kenyatta became President of KANU and led the party to victory in the 1963 general election. He was a controversial figure, Prior to Kenyan independence, many of its white settlers regarded him as an agitator and malcontent, although across Africa he gained widespread respect as an anti-colonialist.

President Kenyatta was a polygamist and married three wives Grace Wahu, Edna Clare and first lady Ngina Kenyatta. He viewed monogamy through an anthropological lens as an interesting Western phenomenon but did not adopt the practice himself.

Mzee Jomo Kenyatta son Peter Magana Kenyatta from Briton wife Edna Clare is one man who refused to settle in Kenya despite efforts from his father.

WHO IS PETER MAGANA KENYATTA ?

Peter Magana was born on August 11, 1944, in Worthing Hospital within West Sussex, United Kingdom. He lived in the UK with his mother who died in 1995 at the age of 86.

Kenyatta tried all means to convince him to settle in Kenya and even offered him a post in his government but to his surprise, the young man chose to stay in UK.

The last time peter was seen in Kenya was in 1979 during memorial service for his father and left again to the UK. However, Peter’s children and grandchildren visit Kenya.

During president Uhuru Kenyatta swearing in ceremony in April 9, 2013, he was among the dignitaries allocated prominent seats but never attended.

He previously worked as BBC producer.

He is family man and is married with three children.

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