Charles Njonjo is Kenya’s former Attorney General who has been in the news given the fake news that has been making rounds on Twitter. The Duke of Kabeteshire is the subject of this article which is highlighting his biography, personal life, career journey, and more of his life details.
Charles Njonjo Age and Place of Birth
Njonjo was born in Kikuyu in Kiambu County on 23rd January 1920. His father Josiah Njonjo was a collaborator during the colonial times as a prominent chief. Njonjo was indeed set to take over the seat as the chief’s son although this was not to be.
Charles Njonjo Education Background
He is a well-educated man being among the few Kenyans that accessed formal education during colonial times. Charles Njonjo attended Alliance High School in Kikuyu and King’s College Budo in Uganda for his high school education. These were and remain to be exceptional schools in East Africa offering high-quality education. Afterward, he went to the University of Fort Hare, University of Exeter, and Gray’s Inn where he pursued a Law degree.
His pursuit of Law so as to be admitted to the bar was faced with challenges and resistance from the British who frustrated his journey who for instance cut off his stipend.
Charles Njonjo Career Journey
Charles Njonjo however got support from Elwyn Jones, a Welshman who was a London solicitor. He got to work with him and got training from his chambers. After two years, he moved to Kenya beginning his career journey as Assistant Registrar General/ His journey saw him work as Deputy Official Receiver before he took the office of the Attorney General of Kenya in 1963. He served in the position for ten years until 1973.
Additionally, Charles Njonjo served as Minister of Justice between 1972 and 1982. The attempted coup in 1982 saw Moi reshuffle his government taking away those he thought and believed to be against his presidency. Njonjo was among those removed from office. At that time, he was also serving as the chairman of the East African Wildlife Society. He then came back to the public space in 1998 serving as Kenya Wildlife Service chairman after a hiatus.
Charles Njonjo Personal Life
Njonjo got married in 1972 to Margaret Bryson with whom they have three children named Wairimu Njonjo, Nimu Njonjo, Josiah Njonjo. There were rumors on Twitter that he had passed away on 9th October which he dismissed saying he was enjoying his weekend and celebrating Utamaduni Day. Charles Njonjo is known for his healthy living and admired for his role in shaping Kenya in the formative post-colonial years.
|Real Names||Charles Mugane Njonjo|
|Age||101 (As of 2021)|
|Place of Birth||Kikuyu, Kiambu|
|Year of Birth||1920|
|Children||Wairimu Njonjo, Nimu Njonjo, Josiah Njonjo|
|Net Worth||Ksh 50,000,000|