Kenya's first attorney general, Charles Mugane Njonjo, is alive and in great health. Yes, the "Duke of Kabeteshire" as he is commonly known isn't dead after some reports emerged yesterday that he had passed on.
But his family came out swinging against the malicious reports with a short and succinct message, writing,
“Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. I am well and enjoying my weekend at home as we celebrate Utamaduni Day,” read the statement.
The 101-year-old Njonjo was Kenya's first AG between 1963 and 1979 before resigning in 1980 to contest the Kikuyu parliamentary seat where he won unopposed.
The politician would stay unmarried until his mid-life before marrying his British wife, Margaret Bryson, at the age of 52.
It is claimed that Njonjo got married after getting pressured by Kenya's first president, Jomo Kenyatta, who allegedly told him that he couldn't get advice from an unmarried man.