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The Truth About President Uhuru Kenyatta And Jeff Koinange Of Citizen TV As Cousins

This has been a great question to most Kenyans including myself. From the look,the two men really resemble each other and have same postures. This is the truth about this that we all need to know:

To understand how the two are related, we have to go back a generation to the older Kenyattas and Koinanges. Jomo Kenyatta, the father to Uhuru Kenyatta had 4 wives. It is through his third wife that the relationship between these two families developed. Grace Wanjiku, daughter to Senior Chief Koinange, got married to Jomo Kenyatta in 1946 after he returned to the country from Europe.

Wanjiku was a sister to Mbiyu Koinange who would become one of Jomo Kenyatta's closest friends and confidants and Frederick Mbiyu Koinange among many others. Grace Wanjiku passed away in 1951 at childbirth with her daughter Jane Makena Wambui surviving. Makena is the mother to KIC

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Jeff KoinangeFor a long time, it has been rumoured that there exists a biological relationship between celebrated journalist Jeff Koinange and President Uhuru Kenyatta. Perhaps this is due to their rapport. Both men are alumni of the prestigious St Marys School but a look at their family trees reveals that the relationship is more than just a friendship.

To understand how the two are related, we have to go back a generation to the older Kenyattas and Koinanges. Jomo Kenyatta, the father to Uhuru Kenyatta had 4 wives.

It is through his third wife that the relationship between these two families developed. Grace Wanjiku, daughter to Senior Chief Koinange, got married to Jomo Kenyatta in 1946 after he returned to the country from Europe.

Wanjiku was a sister to Mbiyu Koinange who would become one of Jomo Kenyatta's closest friends and confidants and Frederick Mbiyu Koinange among many others. Grace Wanjiku passed away in 1951 at childbirth with her daughter Jane Makena Wambui surviving. Makena is the mother to KICC CEO Nana Gecaga and Uhuru Kenyatta's Private Secretary Jomo Gecaga.

Fred Mbiyu Koinange later on became the first African to open a car dealership in 1948. He also opened the first African owned petrol station in Kenya. He is the father to Jeff Koinange. Fred died a few months after his son Jeff was born. Through marriage, Jomo Kenyatta joined one of most powerful families in the country with his own. Jeff Koinange and President Uhuru Kenyatta are therefore 'step' cousins.

If it was a challenge to you now I think we have solved it. This is why they both like referring to each other secretly. If you watch Citizen TV on Wednesday and Sunday, then it happens that Jeff is mentioning Uhuru, you will hear and see how he emphasizes in laughter.

One quality again from them is they are very calm and like laughing at most times. They like jokes too. What makes you think they resemble each other too other than being step cousins? Like, follow, share and comment your views too.

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