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Photos of President Uhuru’s elder sister Margaret Wambui Kenyatta who died on Wednesday April 5th aged 89

April 06, 2017 at 05:46
Photos of President Uhuru’s elder sister Margaret Wambui Kenyatta who died on Wednesday April 5th aged 89

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his family have been bereaved; the Kenyattas have lost their kin who passed on yesterday April 5th 2017.

The president’s sister Margaret Wambui Kenyatta died at a Nairobi hospital after a short illness, she was 89 years old.

The deceased was the daughter of Jomo Kenyatta and his first wife Grace Nyokabi Wahu. Margaret is best remembered for being the first African woman mayor of Nairobi city and the second African woman in the country to hold the position – she was deputy mayor of Nairobi in 1966 and mayor in 1971.

Margaret also served as Kenya’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1976 to 1986. She was never married and did not have children.

Below are photos of Margaret Wambui Kenyatta during her time in public service:

Margaret Wambui Kenyatta (second right) pose for a family photo taken at State House.

 

Margaret Wambui Kenyatta during her tenure as the mayor of Nairobi

 

Margaret Kenyatta (center) during the opening of the original African Heritage on Kenyatta Avenue. Beside her are former VP Joseph Murumbi (right) and Alan Donovan.

 

Margaret Wambui Kenyatta at a public function

 

Margaret Kenyatta cuts the ribbon to open the vast African Heritage complex at Libra House Mombasa Road in 1990.

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