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Meet SK Macharia's Sister-in-law Who Was Jomo Kenyatta's First Personal Nurse

Her name is Eunice Muringo Kiereini.She was born in 1939 in Kerugoya to parents who were both teachers.She is the sister to S.K Macharia's wife, Purity Gathoni Macharia.The Loreto Girls alumni studied nursing at Southampton General Hospital in the United Kingdom for three years. She then joined the Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion in Edinburg for training in midwifery. After completing, she retuned to Kenya and began working at Kenyatta National Hospital.

She further trained at Victoria University of Nursing in Wellington New Zealand and then came back to the country where she took up the prestigious position of personal nurse to Kenya's first president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. It was while working as nurse for the president that she met and married Jeremiah Kiereini a renowned Nairobi business man and former head of the Civil Service.

Eunice was appointed the chief nursing officer at the ministry of health from 1968 to 1986. She led to the development of the first advanced nursing course in East Africa which was offered at the University of Nairobi.She was the first African President of the International Council of Nurses the first ever Kenyan woman to receive an honorary degree from the University of Tel Aviv. Congratulations to her.


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Edinburg Eunice Muringo Kiereini.She Gathoni Macharia.The Loreto Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion


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