Margaret Kenyatta

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Margaret Gakuo Kenyatta
Margaret Kenyatta seated.jpg
Kenyatta in August 2018
First Lady of Kenya
Assumed office
9 April 2013
PresidentUhuru Kenyatta
Preceded byLucy Kibaki
Personal details
Margaret Wanjiru Gakuo

(1964-04-08) 8 April 1964 (age 55)
Uhuru Kenyatta (m. 1991)
Residence State House

Margaret Gakuo Kenyatta (born 8 April 1964) is the First Lady of Kenya, due to her marriage to Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, 4th President of Kenya. She assumed office after the inauguration of her husband on 9 April 2013; 6 years ago (2013-04-09), at Kasarani,[1] succeeding the late former first lady Lucy Kibaki.[citation needed] Margaret Kenyatta is thought by many as being instrumental during the presidential campaign, and was seen by her husband's side throughout.[citation needed] Public opinion of her in Kenya tends to focus positively on the simplicity of her fashion and temperament, and negatively on her perceived timidity.[citation needed] Since the inauguration of her husband, Kenyatta has headed up a campaign, dubbed the Beyond Zero Campaign,[2] to reduce child maternal mortality rates. On 24 October 2014, she was named UN in Kenya Person of the Year.[3] She identifies as Catholic and is an alumna of the Catholic girl's school, Kianda School.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Uhuru sworn in as president - Daily Nation". Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  2. ^ "Unveiling UHURU MUIGAI KENYATTA's wife.. Mama MARGARET WANJIRU KENYATTA". Daily Post (Kenya). March 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Margaret Kenyatta is the 2014 UN in Kenya Person of the Year - Daily Nation". Retrieved 2019-03-08.

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