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Politicians who died before becoming Kenya's president

Realcleo 06/28/2020

Kenya is yarning for a fifth president as Uhuru Kenyatta approaches the end of his 10 year term. With the new constitution yet to be amended, he will retire. His deputy president among others are salivating for the countries top job. Here is a list of people who died before they they became presidents;

1. Martin Shikuku

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At the age of 28 he was the youngest member of the Lancaster talks in the kenyan independence. He died in 2012 at a Nairobi Cancer hospital. He was the founder of FORD part with Kenneth Matiba. He contested fo presidency in 1997 under FORD Asili but lost to Moi.

2. Kenneth Matiba

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He was second in 1992 presidential election. He was seventh in 2007.

3. Professor George Saitoti

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The longest Kenyan vice president. He died in a chopper crush in 2012.

4. Oginga Odinga

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The Kenyatta' s tenure first Kenyan vice president died in1994

5. Michael Wamalwa

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Died in 2003, few months after becoming kenya's 8th vice president.

6. Josphat karanja

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Died in 1994 years after resigning as kenyan vice president in 1988. He was accused by former Embakasi mp David Mwanje of attempting to overthrow Moi's government.

7. John Michuki

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He died serving as a minister for internal security. He could now be the mount Kenya kingpin.

Others include; Charles Njonjo, Robert Ouko, Joseph Kamotho and Nickolas Biwott

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