President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday, January 2, announced the demise of veteran politician Charles Mugane Njonjo.
“It is with a heavy heart that I have this morning, Sunday 2nd January 2022, received the sad and heartbreaking news of the passing away of Hon. Charles Mugane Njonjo.
Hon. Njonjo, the only surviving member of Kenya’s independence Cabinet, passed away peacefully at 5am this morning at the age of 101 years.
The passing away of Hon. Njonjo is a big blow not only to his immediate family, friends and relatives but to all Kenyans and indeed, the entire African continent because of his leading role in the founding of the Kenyan nation at independence,” the President stated.
Njonjo is Kenya’s first post-independence Attorney General, who served both in Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s government and Daniel arap Moi.
Sir Charles Mugane Njonjo was born on January 23, 1920, now aged 101 years. He is a former Attorney General of Kenya, and Minister of Constitutional Affairs