Ngina Kenyatta
First Lady of Kenya
Ngina Kenyatta
Ngina Kenyatta, popularly known as "Mama Ngina", is the widow of Kenya's first president, Jomo Kenyatta (1894-1978). She is described by Godfrey Gitahi Kariuki as a kind and welcoming lady. She 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.
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Corruption in Kenya: It's Not About the Wealth. It's About the Source of the Wealth
Huffington Post - about 1 year
"I am worth KSh. 387million," screamed one headline. "I am worth KSh. 287million," bellowed another. The preceding headlines, as most Kenyans probably know by now, refer to the public announcements by Safaricom's CEO Bob Collymore and Kenya Commercial Bank's (KCB) Group Chief Executive Joshua Oigara. The two executives made the declarations about their personal wealth as part of the latest rendition of Kenya's fight against corruption or to quote Mr. Oigara, ".....to initiate greater transparency....." The KCB CEO went on to claim that corruption in Kenya is "driven by secrecy in organizational operations" -- an assessment I don't fully understand since as a publically traded organization, there should be little "secrecy" in how the "organization" Kenya Commercial Bank "operates" unless there is a level of (financial) malfeasance similar to the one seen during the meltdown of 2007/2008. And were that to happen, medoubts reviewing a CEO's net worth would reveal said malfeasan ...
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Married and detained for Kenya's sake - The Standard
Google News - over 5 years
"She was arrested alongside Mama Ngina Kenyatta and taken to Kamiti prison. She was locked up at Kambi ya Hiti (Hyena's camp), the most notorious section where prisoners were either maimed or killed," her younger sister, Gathoni says
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Kenya: Kibaki Attends Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Service - AllAfrica.com
Google News - over 5 years
On arrival at the venue, the President was received by Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka, Speaker of the National Assembly Kenneth Marende, Chief of Defence Forces Gen Julius Karangi, Mama Ngina Kenyatta and Head of Public Service and Secretary to the
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Kibaki leads nation in remembering Kenyatta - Capital FM Kenya
Google News - over 5 years
On arrival at the venue, the President was received by Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka, Speaker of the National Assembly Kenneth Marende, Chief of Defense Forces Gen Julius Karangi, Mama Ngina Kenyatta and Head of Public Service and Secretary to the
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Facts are sacred, the story of the Mau Mau should not be distorted - The Standard
Google News - almost 6 years
I wish to restate what I have said elsewhere, following Mama Ngina Kenyatta's disclosure that she would like to write a book on colonialism in Kenya. I cannot wait to read that story, on the basis of the fact that her father was a colonial chief
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