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Uhuru Kenyatta

President of Kenya
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Net worth 2018: $500 Million
Industry: Presidents
Residence: Nairobi
Country: Kenyan
BirthDay: 26 October 1961
Sigh: Scorpio
Height: Apr 13, 2017
Education: 1979 - St. Mary's School, Nairobi, 1989 - Amherst College
BIOGRAPHY

Uhuru Kenyatta was bornon 26 October 1961 in Nairobi, Kenyan, is President of Kenya. Uhuru Kenyatta is the fourth and current President of Kenya. Born into a political and wealthy family, he is the son of Jomo Kenyatta, the first President of Kenya. After completing his education from USA, he returned to his homeland and started a horticulture business which became quite successful. But, coming from a political background, he could not remain disconnected from it for long and entered into politics as the chairman of his hometown branch of the ruling party, KANU, which his father had led in the past. Subsequently, Uhuru Kenyatta was appointed as the presidential candidate of the party by the then President Daniel Arap Moi. After losing the presidential elections, he served as the opposition leader in the parliament for some time. Later, he backed the presidential candidate, Kibaki, in the 2007 elections and was appointed as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance when Kibaki’s government was formed. Meanwhile, he was also accused of post-election violence activities and charged with committing crimes against humanity. Later, he left KANU and formed a new party TNA which later became a part of a multiparty alliance. He was nominated as the party’s presidential candidate and won the 2013 elections, becoming the fourth President of Kenya, the post he currently serves in

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$500 Million

TIMELINE
2013

He was sworn in as president on April 9, 2013, and has been serving in this post since then

2012

In April 2012, he left KANU and the following month, he launched a new party, The National Alliance (TNA)

2010

In 2010, he was accused by the International Criminal Court (ICC) as one of the suspects for instigating the post election violence that followed the 2007 election polls

2009

The next year, in January 2009, he was moved from the post of Minister of Trade to the Minister of Finance, a post he served in until January 2012

2008

Kibaki initially made Kenyatta the Minister of Local Government in January 2008, but later when a coalition government formed, Uhuru was appointed as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade

2007

When the 2007 election results showed that Kibaki had narrowly defeated Odinga, the outcome was rejected by many of the latter’s supporters, followed by widespread violence along ethnic lines for several weeks

2003

Then Kenyatta assumed the position of opposition leader in the parliament from January 2003 to December 2007

2002

In 2002, he was also nominated as the KANU candidate for the presidency by outgoing President Moi, who was ineligible to stand for another term and wanted someone of his own choosing to succeed him

2001

In 2001, he was nominated by President Moi for a parliament seat

1999

In 1999, Moi appointed him as the chairman of the Kenya Tourist Board

1997

In 1997, he was elected as the chairman of his hometown branch of Kenya African National Union (KANU), the longtime ruling party that his father had once led

1961

Uhuru Kenyatta was born on October 26, 1961, in Nairobi, Kenya, to Jomo Kenyatta, the founding father and first President of Kenya

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