Former President Uhuru Kenyatta expressed strong indignation on Friday, 21 July, following an alleged raid by the police at his son Jomo’s residence in Karen, Kenya.The law enforcement officers conducted the search for firearms and other weapons, leaving Uhuru perplexed and questioning the motives of the government.
Addressing the media in Karen, Uhuru confirmed the raid and voiced his frustration, saying, “I now have a situation where my son’s home is being raided for things I don’t understand. I ask myself, what does this government want? If it wants me, the fact that I’ve been silent doesn’t mean I’m scared. Come for me. What does my mother have to do with anything? What do my children have to do with anything?”
The incident has sparked public concern and curiosity, leading people to take a closer look at Uhuru’s son, Jomo Kenyatta.
Jomo Kenyatta is married to Fiona Achola Ngobi, who is a descendant of the late Luo political figure, Dr. William Odongo Omamo. The couple tied the knot in a traditional Kikuyu wedding ceremony at Fiona’s parents’ home in Nairobi’s Karen estate on October 22.They have two children together – Baby Uhuru, born on May 27, 2020, at Nairobi Hospital, and a daughter named after the former First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta, born in November 2017 at Aga Khan Hospital.
During his father’s presidency, Jomo Kenyatta was often seen attending various political events. Notably, he was present during the historic visit of former US President Barack Obama to Kenya in July 2015 and Pope Francis’ visit later the same year in November.
These appearances provided Jomo with opportunities to interact with prominent international figures during his father’s tenure as head of state. He also participated in political campaigns alongside President William Ruto when he worked with his father, the retired President Uhuru Kenyatta.
However, in recent times, Jomo Kenyatta’s public engagements have been relatively limited. His last appearance was in September 2022 when he visited Raila Odinga at his Karen home, just three days after the Supreme Court upheld President William Ruto’s victory.