Jomo Kenyatta

1898- 1978

Kenyan Statesman



Kenyan leader Jomo Kenyatta was educated at a Scot's Mission School. From 1931 to 1944 he lived in Great Britain, and attended the London School of Economics for one year.

On his return home, Kenyatta worked for Kenyan Independence. He headed the New Kenya Africa Union. He was arrested by the British and spent the years 1952-58 in jail.

Four years later, the Kenyan African National Union -- headed by Kenyatta -- won the elections that followed Kenya's Independence. Kenyatta was President of Kenya until his death.