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

Daniel Arap Moi (1924– )

1st Term-8 November 1979 26 September 1983

2nd Term-26 September 1983- 21 March 1988

3rd Term-21 March 1988-29 December 1992

4th Term-29 December 1992-29 December 1997

5th Term-29 December 1997-29 December 2002

Daniel Arap Moi

Academic Qualifications

All we know about his academic qualifications is that after his early years’ education, he went to Teachers Training College, and became a teacher having completed his course. He attended a course at the Jeans School in 1950 (Kenya Institute of Administration) and was later posted to Govt African School. Apart from these training, we are not aware of any other academic qualifications credited to him.

Mwai Kibaki (1931– )

1st Term-29 December2002-29 December2007

2nd Term-30 December 2007 – 3 April 2013

Mwai Kibaki

Academic Qualifications

Honours Degree (BA) in Economics, Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda (1955)

B.Sc in public finance, London School of Economics

Uhuru Kenyatta (1961– )

1st Term- 4 April 2013-Incumbent

Uhuru Kenyatta

Academic Qualifications

Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya (2013 – 2013). Honorary Doctorate Degree

Amherst College, Amherst, United States of America . B.A Economics and Political Science ( Completed 1985)

See Also:

10 Lesser Known Facts about Uhuru Kenyatta

10 Lesser Known Facts About Jomo Kenyatta

Funniest and Most Hilarious Jokes About Uhuru, Raila and Karua