Jomo’s foreign minister Dr Munyua Waiyaki dies at 91

Former Foreign Affairs minister Dr Munyua Waiyaki who died on April 25 at 91. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • He lived during the Cold War period and, since President Jomo Kenyatta hated flying, he had become the face of Kenya abroad.
  • As one of Kenya’s first indigenous medical doctors, Dr Munyua Waiyaki found space in Kenya’s politics after he was picked to be Kenyatta’s medical doctor,

Of all Kenya’s Foreign ministers, Dr Munyua Waiyaki – who died on Tuesday at 91 – was, perhaps, the most celebrated.

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