First Lady of Kenya

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First Lady of Kenya
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Margaret Kenyatta

since 9 April 2013
Residence State House
Inaugural holder Ngina Kenyatta
Formation 12 December 1964
Website Office of the First Lady of Kenya

The First Lady of Kenya is the title held by the wife of the President of Kenya.[1] The country's present First Lady is Margaret Kenyatta, wife of President Uhuru Kenyatta, who took office on 9 April 2013.

First Ladies of Kenya

Name Term Begins Term Ends President of Kenya
Ngina Kenyatta 12 December 1964 22 August 1978 Jomo Kenyatta
Lena Moi 22 August 1978 30 December 2002 Daniel arap Moi
Lucy Kibaki 30 December 2002 9 April 2013 Mwai Kibaki
Margaret Kenyatta 9 April 2013 Incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta

Daniel arap Moi and his wife, Lena Moi, separated in 1974.[2] However, they remained married until her death on 22 July 2004.[2][3] Ngina reportedly retained her First Lady status even after the death of her husband in 1978. Official papers and statements released by the Kenyan government identified Lena Moi as the country's "second First Lady."[3]

See also


  1. ^ "The Office of First Lady: Margaret Kenyatta, First Lady of the Republic of Kenya". Official Website of the Presidency of Kenya: Office of the First Lady. Archived from the original on 2018-01-31. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  2. ^ a b Wachira, Patrick (2004-07-24). "Kenya: Grief As Moi's Wife Dies". The Standard (Kenya). Retrieved 2012-07-30.
  3. ^ a b "President Kibaki attends Lena's burial". State House (Kenya). 2004-07-31. Archived from the original on 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2012-07-30.

External links

  • Office of the First Lady of Kenya
  • @FirstLadyKenya Twitter account (verified)
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