The Kenyatta family has been thrown into mourning, following the death of Margaret Wambui Kenyatta, the first daughter of the founding President Jomo Kenyatta and former Mayor of Nairobi. Margaret, half sister of President Uhuru Kenyatta, died Wednesday at her Lavington home aged 89. She was born in 1928. The deceased was Jomo Kenyatta’s second born child after her brother Peter Muigai from the founding President’s first wife Grace Wahu.
She attended Ruthimitu Primary School and was among the pioneer students of Alliance High School, when it started as a mixed school in 1947. From 1970 to 1976, Margaret served as the Mayor of Nairobi – she was the first woman to hold that position. She left to become Kenya’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, where she served for ten years from 1976 to 1986. Continue reading
A condolence message from Deputy president William Ruto
Here is condolence message from Hon. Raila Odinga