Former Kenya’s Attorney General Charles Njonjo has travelled to Uganda in a gorilla tracking adventure ahead of celebrating his 100th birthday on Thursday January, 23.

Njonjo, popularly referred to as the Duke of Kabeteshire served as Kenya’s Attorney General between 1963 and 1979, before he plunged in the murky waters of politics and got elected unopposed as Kikuyu MP in 1980.

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Charles Njonjo in Uganda

Former Kenya’s Attorney General Charles Njonjo in Uganda for a gorilla tracking adventure. Photo: Uganda Wildlife/Twitter.

According to a tweet by Uganda Wildlife seen by Saasanews.co.ke, Njonjo who will be clocking a century on Thursday, January 23, 2020 visited Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to track gorillas.

This, the Park said, was among activities leading to the culmination of celebrating his 100 years on earth.

“Meet 100 year old Mr Njonjo Charles former Attorney General of Kenya. He is in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to track Gorillas as one of the activities leading to the celebration of his 100th birthday on January 23rd 2020. Wish him a pleasant birthday,” Uganda Wildlife tweeted.

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Uganda Wildlife indicated Njonjo was awarded a certificate fro successfully tracking the primates at Mgajhinga Gorilla National Park on Sunday, January 23, 2020.

In a short video clip, Njonjo said he was too lucky to see a gorilla with its two babies and two big bulls, thanking the park’s wardens for the adventure.

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He was flown to the park in South Western Uganda in a chopper.

Recent statistics show Uganda is home to 50 per cent of the world’s gorilla population.

Saasanews.co.ke understands Charles Mugane Njonjo is the only surviving member of Kenya’s first Cabinet that took office in 1963.

During an interview with a Kenyan local TV stations during his 99th birthday in 2019, Njonjo revealed that he still swims and takes two bottles of lager before he gets to bed at 8pm everyday.

The former AG married a British woman Margaret Bryson at the age of 52 following alleged pressure from Kenya’s founding president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, after the latter stated he was uncomfortable to be advised by a bachelor.

Njonjo hwoever, dismissed the narrative saying he had not married because he had not found the woman he really wanted for a wife.

The former AG was born on January 23, 1920 to Josiah Njonjo who was a paramount chief in the colonial era and among the first Kenyans to collaborate with the British colonialists.

After his primary Education he joined Alliance High School and proceeded to the University at Fort Hare in South Africa where he graduated with a Bechelors Degree of Law.

He was appointed a legal clerk in Kenya in 1955 during the colonial era government after completing a law Degree at Lincolns Inn in the UK.

His love for British culture and mannerisms earned him the title “Sir Charles” within his circles.

He also served as Kenya’s Minister of Constitutional Affairs between 1980 and 1983, ending his term after an attempted coup against former president Daniel Toroitich arap Moi.

The former AG also served as Chairman Kenya Wildlife Service in 1998.

Saasanews.co.ke wishes you a happy birthday in advance Sir Charles.

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