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 (kĕn-yä′tə), Jomo 1893?-1978.
Kenyan politician who was the first prime minister (1963-1974) and president (1964-1978) of independent Kenya.
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(Biography) Jomo (ˈdʒəʊməʊ). ?1891–1978, Kenyan statesman: imprisoned as a suspected leader of the Mau Mau revolt (1953–59); elected president of the Kenya African National Union (1961); prime minister of independent Kenya (1963) and president (1964–78)
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(kɛnˈyɑ tə)

Jomo, 1893?–1978, president of Kenya 1964–78.
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A Kenya Airways flight attendant was arrested at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi on Monday (25 March) after she was found to be carrying 27.8 kilograms of heroin.
The concert that will be held on New Year's eve, will be staged at Jomo Kenyatta Sports Ground.
A Burundian diplomat is reportedly being held at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) after she was found to be carrying 16 kilograms of heroin.
figure By HILLARY KIMUYU Terminal 1C at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the capital Nairobi has been temporarily closed following night fire.Kenya Airports Authority says the flames that broke out at 11.44pm on Wednesday were caused by a baggage-belt-system malfunction.
Part of the exhibition of vehicles was the car that founding President Jomo Kenyatta used to ride in.
A bank cashier wanted for stealing USD26,000 from his employer has been seized at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.
figure By AYUMBA AYODI Team Kenya to the just concluded IAAF World Cross Country Championship in Aarhus, Denmark arrived in the country to a heroic reception at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Monday.The Emirates Airlines plane carrying the team touched down shortly after 2pm.
Oburu said he recalls how his father shed tears when he received news of the demise of former President Jomo Kenyatta's death.
The Boeing 737-300 landed safely at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport after a routine flight from Uganda, but powerful storm winds pushed it onto the grassy verge.
figure By AGEWA MAGUT figure By JAMES KAHONGEH Police have arrested a top Kenya Aviation Workers Union official over the ongoing strike that has hit air transport in the country.The union's Secretary-General Moses Ndiema was roughed up at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) as he led demos on Wednesday morning.