- His father was the first Prime Minister and the President of Kenya.
- Attended elite Catholic Saint Mary's School in Nairobi and then went to Amherst College, Massachusetts, United States, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in politics and economics.
- Former President of Kenya Daniel Moi supported his bid for the presidency in 2002.
- In 1999, he was the chairman of Kenya Tourism Board
- He led his party KANU in Campaigns against the Draft Constitution in 2005 having teamed up with Raila Odinga's Liberal Democratic Party to form Orange Democratic Movement.
- In 2007 Kenya's election, he withdrew from the Presidential election and said that he would back Kibaki for re-election. He said that he did not want to run unless he could be sure of winning.
- In 2009, as Finance minister, he directed that government Ministers, along with Assistant Ministers and Permanent Secretaries, to surrender their Mercedes-Benz government cars for Volkswagen Passats.
- In 2011, Forbes listed him as among the Africa's 40 richest individuals. This is due to his family's vast Kenyan landholdings and a variety of businesses including a dairy. http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mmk45fgdm/uhuru-kenyatta/
- He was born on the same year as Obama, the President of United States.
- In his inauguration speech, he promised to provide free lap tops to children who will be starting public school in 2014.
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