Shamsi Vuai Nahodha

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Shamsi Vuai Nahodha
Minister of Defence and National Service
In office
7 May 2012 – 20 December 2013
President Jakaya Kikwete
Succeeded by Hussein Mwinyi
19th Minister of Home Affairs
In office
28 November 2010 – 7 May 2012
Preceded by Lawrence Masha
Succeeded by Emmanuel Nchimbi
Member of Parliament
Assumed office
November 2010
Appointed by Jakaya Kikwete
Constituency None (Nominated MP)
5th Chief Minister of Zanzibar
In office
November 2000 – November 2010
President Amani Karume
Preceded by Mohamed Gharib Bilal
Succeeded by Post abolished
Member of the Zanzibar House of Representatives
In office
Constituency Mwera (2000-2005)
Mwanakwerekwe (2005-2010)
Personal details
Born (1962-11-20) 20 November 1962 (age 55)
Nationality Tanzanian
Political party CCM
Alma mater UDSM (BA)

Shamsi Vuai Nahodha (born 20 November 1962) is a Tanzanian CCM politician and a nominated Member of Parliament since 2010. He is a former Minister of Defence and National Service.[1]


He was also the Chief Minister of Zanzibar from 15 November 2000 to 9 November 2010, when that position was abolished. On November 9, 2005, he was reappointed Chief Minister by President Amani Abeid Karume.[2] He is a member of the ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM).


  1. ^ "Member of Parliament CV". Parliament of Tanzania. Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Nahodha reappointed Chief Minister". The Guardian (Zanzibar). 2005-11-10. Archived from the original on 2007-08-02. Retrieved 2009-09-01.