First Lady of Kenya
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Incumbent
Margaret Kenyatta

since 9 April 2013
ResidenceState House
Inaugural holderNgina Kenyatta
Formation12 December 1964
WebsiteOffice 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

No Name Term Began Term Ended President of Kenya
1 Ngina Kenyatta 12 December 1964 22 August 1978 Jomo Kenyatta
2 Lena Moi 22 August 1978 30 December 2002 Daniel arap Moi
3 Lucy Kibaki 30 December 2002 9 April 2013 Mwai Kibaki
4 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]Later on, in 2020 February, her husband Daniel arap Moi died.[4] 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]

In 2016 April, Kenya lost the 3rd first lady Lucy Kibaki who died while undergoing treatment in the UK London.[5] She was the wife to the 3rd president of Kenya Mwai Kibaki.[5]

See also

References

  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 31 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b Wachira, Patrick (24 July 2004). "Kenya: Grief As Moi's Wife Dies". The Standard (Kenya). AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  3. ^ a b "President Kibaki attends Lena's burial". State House (Kenya). 31 July 2004. Archived from the original on 13 July 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Kenya's former President Daniel arap Moi has died, aged 95". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  5. ^ a b Ngige, Francis. "Lucy's final moments were painful but she was cheerful". The Standard. Retrieved 18 February 2020.