Jomo Kenyatta

Founding Father of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta Full Name: Jomo Kenyatta
Nationality: Kenyan

Profession: Founding Father of Kenya
Why Famous: Founding father of the Kenyan nation.

Born: October 20, 1891
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gatundu, Kenya

Died: August 22, 1978 (aged 86)
Cause of Death: Natural causes

Historical Events in the Life of Jomo Kenyatta

  • 1953-04-08 Jomo Kenyatta convicted of involvement with the Mau Mau rebellion and sentenced to 7 years jail in Kenya
  • 1961-08-21 Kenyan political activist Jomo Kenyatta released from jail after 9 years. Imprisoned during 1952 Mau Mau rebellion with other nationalist leaders by British authorities
  • 1963-05-27 Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st Prime Minister of Kenya
  • 1963-06-01 Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st Prime Minister of Kenya
  • 1964-06-01 Kenya becomes a republic and Jomo Kenyatta its President

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