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 2,299,532 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Jomo Kenyatta is the 2,869th most popular politician (down from 2,790th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Kenya and the 2nd most popular 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 2,869 out of 15,577Before him are Gevherhan Sultan, Henry I of Navarre, Asmā' bint Abi Bakr, Cardinal de Rohan, Süleyman Çelebi, and Christine of France. After him are Jehoash of Israel, Canute VI of Denmark, Wenceslaus I of Bohemia, Atropates, Princess Feodora of Leiningen, and Smendes.

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Among people born in 1893, Jomo Kenyatta ranks 33Before him are Chaim Soutine, Fritz Perls, Juana Bormann, Lillian Gish, Leslie Howard, and Mae West. After him are Prajadhipok, Hans Fallada, Viktor Shklovsky, Edward G. Robinson, Lili Boulanger, and Qazi Muhammad. Among people deceased in 1978, Jomo Kenyatta ranks 31Before him are Harry Martinson, Houari Boumédiène, Claude François, Norman Rockwell, W. Eugene Smith, and Herta Oberheuser. After him are Nazli Sabri, Ed Wood, Harvey Milk, József Bozsik, Tamara Karsavina, and Étienne Gilson.

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Among people born in Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta ranks 4 out of 140Before him are Richard Dawkins (1941), Wangari Maathai (1940), and Barack Obama Sr. (1936). After him are Louis Leakey (1903), Richard Leakey (1944), Roger Whittaker (1936), Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (1938), Daniel arap Moi (1924), Deep Roy (1949), Mwai Kibaki (1931), and Eliud Kipchoge (1984).


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), Tom Mboya (1930), Amina Mohamed (1961), and Peres Jepchirchir (1993).