Kenyan Presidents’ Academic Qualifications: 1964 Till Date


Kenya is a country in the Eastern part of Africa, with Nairobi as its capital city which is also the largest city. Kenya gained her independence from Britain on 12th December, 1963 with Jomo Kenyatta as the country’s first Prime Minister. Kenya became a Republic on 12 December 1964, and as a result of this Jomo Kenyatta was named Kenya’s first president, with Jaramogi Oginga Odinga as his vice-president. So far, Kenya has had 4 presidents. In this article, we will make a list of these presidents together with their academic qualifications.

Jomo Kenyatta (1893–1978)

1st Term- 12 December 1964 – 6 December 1969

2nd Term- 6 December 1969 – 14 October 1974

3rd Term- 14 October 1974- 22 August 1978

Jomo Kenyatta1

Academic Qualifications

At an early age , he left home and enrolled as a pupil in Church of Scotland Mission (CSM) at Thogoto, there he studied the Bible, English, mathematics and carpentry, he became an apprentice carpenter after completing the CSM education in 1912.

Woodbrooke Quaker College in Birmingham (1931)

He briefly studied economics in Moscow at the Comintern School, KUTVU (University of the Toilers of the East)

Studied social anthropology at the London School of Economics (LSE) 1935