Who is Charles Njonjo? If you are looking for the biography of the most potent minister during Jomo Kenyatta’s era, then this is article will suffice.

Read more on the profile of Charles Njonjo, which includes his wealth, family, Age, and the peculiar suits he likes putting on! Enjoy!

Who is Charles Njonjo?

Sir Charles Mugane Njonjo is a veteran Kenyan who served in both the first and second political regimes of independent Kenya.

Charles Njonjo
Charles Njonjo (Courtesy: Alchetron)

Considered by many as one of the best legal minds in post-independent Kenya, Charles Njonjo served as the Attorney General of Kenya between 1963 and 1979.

He was then appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs in President Moi’s regime.

Charles Njonjo Family – Wife & Son

Charles Njonjo is married to Margret Bryson Njonjo and has two children: Nimu Njonjo and Wairimu Njonjo.

Margaret Bryson was a daughter of a white Christian missionary and a supervisor of the French instruction for Kenya’s Ministry of Education.

She died on Wednesday, June 15th, 2015.  Margret was a graduate with a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Animal Science.

Charles Njonjo’s son made headlines in 2013 after buying a brand-new Range Rover Sport; becoming the first person to own such a vehicle in Kenya.

The young Njonjo spent 15 million to have such a car on the Kenyan roads.

Despite that, the boy is thought to be a business-minded person just like his father and owns several companies across the major cities in Kenya.

Charles Njonjo Wedding & Marriage

Charles Njonjo is believed to be the most potent minister who was forced by the first president of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta to get married.

Charles Njonjo married at what age?

Well, Charles Njonjo married his wife when he was 52 years old.

He never thought of marriage because he could not find a girl he could spend his life with.

However, after meeting Margret, he formally married her on 4th December 1972 after which they were blessed with two children.

Charles Njonjo Wealth – Is He Filthy Rich?

If there is one person who is filthy rich in Kenya is Charles Njonjo: He is ranked top ten amongst the wealthiest families on Kenyan Soil.

He held a dominant position (Attorney General) during President Kenyatta’s era and therefore, becoming very wealthy.

His wealth continually increases because, he has shares in different prominent banking institutions such as the Barclays Bank of Kenya, Standard Bank, British American, and CFC Bank.

He also has interests in Car and General, Alico Insurance, Sankara Hotel, Ibonia Farms, Real Estate, and CMC Motors.

Charles Njonjo Suits – Where are they Made?

How many suits do you have? Where are they made?

Well, Charles Njonjo owns about 20 suits all tailored in Britain! Britain is prominent in making the best admirable suits worn by celebrities across the world.

Therefore, to have your suites made in Britain, you must be wealthy because they are costly!

Charles Njonjo and Jeff Koinange have once joked about who has the most expensive and classy suits during one of the TV interviews in the past.

Charles Njonjo’s Age

Charles Njonjo was born on 23rd February 1920, and he is now 101 years old.

He has definitely surpassed the age-at-death of the second president of Kenya, President Moi, who died at about 95 years!

Of worth to remember is that he is popularly known as “The Duke of Kabeteshire.”

More on Charles Njonjo

Despite being rich, Charles Njonjo is very educated; he went to Alliance High School and the prestigious Kings College Budo in Uganda.

He proceeded to Fort Hare University in South Africa where he attained his BA in law, and later he joined Exeter University London School to achieve a diploma certificate in Social anthropology.

Later on, after completing his diploma, he enrolled at Lincoln’s Inn and graduated with a law degree in the year 1954.

Charles Njonjo Career – Work

Charles Njonjo in addition to serving as the assistant registrar was a Crown Counsel dealing with cases under the Companies and Bankruptcy Ordinance in the Supreme Court.

He also served as the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions before he was appointed to serve Kenyans as the Attorney General in the year 1963.

He later resigned as the Attorney General to run for a Parliamentary seat, which he won to represent Kikuyu.

He is remembered for being against the use of Kiswahili in Parliament, which was, later on, declared as one of the official languages to be used in Parliament.

He is also remembered as the one who refused to sign into law the requests made to make adultery a criminal offense.

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