Jomo Kenyatta

1893 - 1978

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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jomo Kenyatta has received more than 1,901,695 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 69 in 2019). Jomo Kenyatta is the 2,795th most popular politician (up from 3,014th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Kenya and the 2nd most popular Kenyan Politician.

Jomo Kenyatta was a Kenyan nationalist and the first president of Kenya. He was a founding member of the Kenya African National Union (KANU) and served as the party's chairman from 1961 to 1978. In 1963, he was elected president of Kenya and was re-elected in 1966, becoming the first president of an independent Kenya.

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Among politicians, Jomo Kenyatta ranks 2,795 out of 15,710Before him are Lucius Aelius, Hōjō Tokimune, Sancho IV of Castile, Valentina Visconti, Duchess of Orléans, Narseh, and Emperor Reigen. After him are Anna Leopoldovna, Charles III, Duke of Savoy, Emperor Qianshao of Han, Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern, Senedj, and Giuseppe Conte.

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Among people born in 1893, Jomo Kenyatta ranks 35Before him are Viktor Shklovsky, Palmiro Togliatti, Fritz Perls, Leslie Howard, Lillian Gish, and Juana Bormann. After him are Lili Boulanger, Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma, Raymond Loewy, Allen Dulles, Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, and Edward Adelbert Doisy. Among people deceased in 1978, Jomo Kenyatta ranks 29Before him are Harry Martinson, Mohammed Daoud Khan, Ronnie Peterson, Ed Wood, Houari Boumédiène, and Norman Rockwell. After him are Vincent du Vigneaud, József Bozsik, Nazli Sabri, Keith Moon, Harvey Milk, and Claude François.

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Among people born in Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta ranks 4 out of 121Before him are Richard Dawkins (1941), Wangari Maathai (1940), and Barack Obama Sr. (1936). After him are Daniel arap Moi (1924), Louis Leakey (1903), Roger Whittaker (1936), Mwai Kibaki (1931), Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (1938), Kipchoge Keino (1940), Deep Roy (1949), and Ben Jipcho (1943).


Among politicians born in Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta ranks 2Before him are Wangari Maathai (1940). After him are Daniel arap Moi (1924), Mwai Kibaki (1931), Uhuru Kenyatta (1961), Raila Odinga (1945), and Tom Mboya (1930).