About Jomo Kenyatta

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Jomo Kenyatta (c. 1894 – 22 August 1978) served as the first Prime Minister (1963–1964) and President (1964–1978) of Kenya. He is considered the founding father of the Kenyan nation. Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi's and numerous other town's main streets, numerous schools, two Universities (Kenyatta University and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology) and several other institutions, the country's main referral hospital, markets, housing estates and other places are named after him. A statue in downtown Nairobi and several monuments all over Kenya stand in his honour. Kenya observes a public holiday every 20 October in his honour. His face still adorns Kenyan currency notes and coins of all denomination. Jomo Kenyatta was born Kamau wa Muigai to parents Muigai and Wambui in the village of Gatundu, in British East Africa (now Kenya), a member of Kikuyu people. His date of birth, sometime in the early to...
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