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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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