Shamsi Vuai Nahodha

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Shamsi Vuai Nahodha

Minister of Defence and National Service
In office
7 May 2012 – 20 December 2013
PresidentJakaya Kikwete
Succeeded byHussein Mwinyi
19th Minister of Home Affairs
In office
28 November 2010 – 7 May 2012
Preceded byLawrence Masha
Succeeded byEmmanuel Nchimbi
Member of Parliament
Assumed office
November 2010
Appointed byJakaya Kikwete
ConstituencyNone (Nominated MP)
5th Chief Minister of Zanzibar
In office
November 2000 – November 2010
PresidentAmani Karume
Preceded byMohamed Gharib Bilal
Succeeded byPost abolished
Member of the Zanzibar House of Representatives
In office
ConstituencyMwera (2000-2005)
Mwanakwerekwe (2005-2010)
Personal details
Born (1962-11-20) 20 November 1962 (age 56)
Political partyCCM
Alma materUDSM (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.