PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA
HERO OR VILLAIN
Jomo Kenyatta CGH (c. 1897 – 22 August 1978) was a Kenyan anti-colonial activist, revolutionary, political theorist, cultural theorist and politician who governed Kenya as its Prime Minister from 1963 to 1964 and then as its first President from 1964 to his death in 1978. He was the country's first president and played a significant role in the transformation of Kenya from a colony of the British Empire into an independent republic. Ideologically an African nationalist and a conservative, he led the Kenya African National Union (KANU) party from 1961 until his death.