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Margaret Gakuo Kenyatta
Kenyatta in August 2018
|First Lady of Kenya|
|Assumed office |
9 April 2013
|Preceded by||Lucy Kibaki|
Margaret Wanjiru Gakuo
8 April 1964
Uhuru Kenyatta (m. 1991)
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 , at Kasarani, succeeding the late former first lady Lucy Kibaki. Margaret Kenyatta is thought by many as being instrumental during the presidential campaign, and was seen by her husband's side throughout. Public opinion of her in Kenya tends to focus positively on the simplicity of her fashion and temperament, and negatively on her perceived timidity. Since the inauguration of her husband, Kenyatta has headed up a campaign, dubbed the Beyond Zero Campaign, to reduce child maternal mortality rates. On 24 October 2014, she was named UN in Kenya Person of the Year. She identifies as Catholic and is an alumna of the Catholic girl's school, Kianda School.
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- "Margaret Kenyatta is the 2014 UN in Kenya Person of the Year - Daily Nation". www.nation.co.ke. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
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