Jomo Kenyatta (20 October 1893, Gatundu -22, August 1978, Mombasa) was the leader of Kenya from independence in 1963 to his death in 1978, serving first as Prime Minister (1964-64) and President (1964-78). He is considered the founding father of the Kenyan nation. He is also the father of Kenya's 4th and current President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta. He is an alumni of the London School of Economics.
Jomo Kenyatta-Peter Johnstone, a fatherless young Kenyan, deserted by his mother, educated at a Presbyterian school in Kikuyu. he became secretary of the Kikuyu Central Association trying to preserve tribal customs. The Kikuyu were one of 27 different tribes in Kenya. Changing his name to Jomo Kenyatta his influence grew, and he was sent to London to represent the KCA. He loved London, spending 18 months in Europe before going to Moscow.