Margaret Kenyatta

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Margaret Gakuo Kenyatta
4th First Lady of Kenya
Assumed office
9 April 2013
President Uhuru Kenyatta
Preceded by Lucy Kibaki
Personal details
Born Margaret Wanjiru Gakuo
(1964-04-08) 8 April 1964 (age 53)
Nationality Kenyan
Spouse(s) Uhuru Kenyatta (m. 1991)
Residence statehouse

Margaret Gakuo Kenyatta (born 8 April 1964) is the wife of Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, 4th President of Kenya and the First Lady of Kenya. She assumed the office after the inauguration of her husband on ninth of April 2013 at Kasarani. She took over from the late former first lady Lucy Kibaki. Margaret was very instrumental during her husband's campaign, often seen by her husband's side all through. She is a former Loreto Convent Msongari school student. She is liked by many for her simplicity in regard to her dressing, nature and manner. On the other hand, many people see her as a shy and timid. Since the inauguration of her husband, Margaret has been running a campaign to reduce child maternal mortality rates. The campaign has been successful so far where people have contributed millions to her cause. The campaign has been dubbed Beyond Zero Campaign.[1] On 24 October 2014, she was named UN in Kenya Person of the Year.[2]


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