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Aha moment! Uhuru ‘orphans’ wish him a happy birthday

By Wangu Kanuri October 26th, 2022 1 min read

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s political ‘orphans’ have wished him a happy birthday and hailed him for a job well done during his tenure that lasted from 2013 to 2022.

They include those that worked closely with him during his first and second terms and the campaign period in which he unsuccessfully backed Raila Odinga to succeed him.

Among those who shared goodwill messages to the former Head of State, who turned 61, are prominent bloggers Pauline Njoroge and Mac Otani, plus political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi, who was based at State House during former president Kenyatta’s rule.


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This was the former president’s first birthday since he handed over power to William Ruto 41 days ago.

Son of Kenya’s first president mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Uhuru’s ten-year rule is remembered for several flagship infrastructure projects he introduced including the Standard Gauge Railway, Nairobi Expressway, and Lamu Port.

His decision to politically close ranks with opposition politician Raila Odinga amid a fallout with William Ruto, his then Deputy, has also elicited mixed reactions.

Uhuru has concentrated in touring the country during his retirement, while also working as a peace envoy.

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