Ngina Kenyatta, better known as Mama Ngina, was the wife of Kenya’s first president, the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. She is Uhuru Kenyatta’s mother and his siblings Wambui Christine, Muthama Anna Nyokabi, and Muhoho Kenyatta. This article looks into the story of Kenya’s frist First Lady highlighting her personal life, background, and more details.
Ngina Kenyatta Age and Place of Birth
Mama Ngina was born in 1933 and celebrated her 88th birthday on 24th June 2021. She hails from Ngenda in present-day Kiambu County. Ngina Kenyatta was born to her parents, Chief Muhoho wa Gathecha and Muhoho Anne Nyokabi.
Ngina Kenyatta Education Background
Information on Mama Ngina’s educational and academic background is unavailable as of the time of this article’s publication.
Ngina Kenyatta Career Journey
Mama Ngina became Kenya’s pioneer First Lady when she got married to Mzee Jomo in 1951 taking the office in 1963 when Kenya became an independent nation. She accompanied the country’s president on several occasions around the country.
However, in the 1970s Mama Ngina was believed to have been involved in some illegal activities, smuggling ivory, along with some other individuals. These allegations were never ascertained and only declared that a member of the royal family (Kenyatta family) had been in the ring smuggling ivory in tons to China.
Ngina Kenyatta Personal Life
She has three co-wives upon marrying Kenya’s first president as his fourth wife. The first three wives were the Wahu Kenyatta who bore two children, Clarke Edna who bore one child, and the late Wanjiku Grace who bore one child.
Ngina Kenyatta is a Christian by religion and is a practicing Roman Catholic. Her brother, Muhoho George, is also a Roman Catholic member and has grown to become a chaplain. Moreover, she now lives in Nairobi quietly away from the public managing her properties and extensive wealth. Mama Ngina is one of Kenya’s wealthiest individuals owning tracts of land and plantations, real estate, and other businesses.
|Real Name||Ngina Muhoho|
|Age||88 (As of 2021)|
|Place of Birth||Kiambu County|
|Year of Birth||1933|
|Spouse||The late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta|
|Children||Uhuru Kenyatta, Wambui Christine, Muthama Anna Nyokabi, and Muhoho Kenyatta|
|Profession/Career||Former First Lady|
|Net Worth||$1.7 billion|