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Tuesday, 26 November 2013
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO- KENYIAN " UHURU MUIGAI KENYATTA " IS THE SON OF THE FOUNDING FATHER OF KENYA MZEE JOMO KENYATTA NOW PRESIDENT OF KENYA : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta normally known by his two names, Uhuru Kenyatta is the son of the founding father of Kenya, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. He was born in the year 1961, October 26; two years before Kenya gained independence from her colonialist, Britain.
'Uhuru' is a Kiswahili word which means 'freedom.' Jomo Kenyatta one of the fighters for the independence of Kenyan from the oppressive hands of British rule hoped of freedom being realized soon, the reason he called his son by that name 'Uhuru.'
He attended a Roman Catholic school, St. Mary's school where he also played as a winger for Saint Mary's Nairobi Rugby Team. Later, he attended Ahmherst college in U.S.A., graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Economics.
Before entering into politics, Uhuru worked as a bank teller at the Kenya Commercial Bank, Nairobi from 1979-1980; thereafter, in the year 1989 he founded his own first company, Wilham Kenya Limited dealing with exportation of horticultural products. In 1994, he sold the company.
Uhuru Kenyatta met his best friend, Margaret in 1978 in Mombasa, later proposing to her in a place called Karen in Nairobi, and in 1991 he married her.
His political career started in the 1990s, when in 1992 he campaigned for Kenneth Matiba in the position of presidency. In 1997 he contested for the parliamentary seat for Gatundu South but lost it to Moses Muhia. However, in 1999 he was appointed by the then president, the second president, Daniel Torotich Arap Moi as the new chairman of the Kenya Tourism Board. In 2001 he was nominated to parliament by the same president and appointed Minister for Local Government.
In the year 2002, Uhuru contested for presidency on a KANU ticket but was defeated by Mwai Kibaki. In 2005, Uhuru together with Raila Odinga joined hands to vote against the draft constitution. In 2007 December, Uhuru backed Mwai Kibaki for a second term as president during the General election.
In the recently General Election held on March 4th, 2013; Uhuru was declared the winner in the hotly contested seat of presidency. He was vying for the seat of presidency on the ticket of JUBILEE coalition. His opponent was Raila Odinga who was contesting for the seat on the coalition party ticket of CORD.