Presidential Candidate

NAME: Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta
PARTY: The National Alliance (TNA)
OCCUPATION: Businessman
POSITION: Deputy Prime Minister, MP Gatundu South
Political Career

1992: Was involved in the campaigns for Kenneth Matiba
1997: Fails to win parliamentary seat for Gatundu South
2001: October, Nominated as MP by President Moi
2002: July, President Moi names Uhuru his heir apparent
2002: October, becomes KANU presidential candidate
2002: December lost to Kibaki in the general elections, garnering 31% of the votes
2005: Led KANU in campaigns against the proposed constitution
2007: Backs Kibaki for re-election

Career Highlights

1999: Appointed chairman, Kenya Tourism Board
2001: Appointed Minister for Local Government
2008: Appointed Minister for Local Government & Deputy Prime Minister
2009: Appointed Minister for Finance.


Birth date: October 26, 1961
Hometown: Gatundu
Spouse: Margaret Wanjiru Gakuo
Children: Jomo, Ngina, Muhoho
Religion: Catholic

  • St. Mary’s School, Kenya
  • Amherst College, USA

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