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Kenyatta, Jomo (c. 1895–1978), president of Kenya

Bruce J. Berman

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/31305

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Kenyatta, Jomo (c. 1895–1978), president of Kenya, was born in Ngenda in north-eastern Kiambu district at the inception of British rule in east Africa, the son of Muigai wa Magana. Orphaned early by the death of his father, in a smallpox epidemic during the early stages of colonialism, he lived with his uncle ...

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Subjects: African Politics

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