Ngina Kenyatta

Born 1933
Age 82
Nationality Kenyan

Ngina Kenyatta, popularly known as "Mama Ngina", is former First Lady of Kenya and the widow of the country's first president, Jomo Kenyatta (1894-1978). She is described by Godfrey Gitahi Kariuki as a kind and welcoming lady.

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1933 Birth Born in 1933.


1951 18 Years Old Mama Ngina was born Ngina Muhoho, daughter of Chief Muhoho wa Gathecha, Kiambu District, Central Province. She married Jomo Kenyatta as his third wife in 1951, a union characterized as a "gift" to Kenyatta from his ethnic group, the Kikuyu.


1963 30 Years Old This became her reference as the "mother of the nation", becoming Mama Ngina Kenyatta, independent Kenya's glamorous First Lady when Kenyatta became President in 1963. … Read More
1965 32 Years Old In 1965, she became patron of Kenyan Guiding. … Read More


1975 42 Years Old A May 1975 edition of New Scientist cited her as one of Kenya's "ivory queens" but also asserted they could not be completely certain that these claims were true. … Read More


2002 69 Years Old Her son Uhuru, the senior Kenyatta's political heir, unsuccessfully ran for president as President Moi's preferred successor in 2002 and is today the Kenyan Deputy Prime Minister. … Read More
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