Kristina Wambui Pratt is the firstborn daughter and child of the first President of Kenya, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. By default, she is an elder sister to the fourth president of Kenya, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta.
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The early life of Kristina Wambui Kenyatta Pratt
Kristina Wambui Kenyatta Pratt was born in Ichaweri village, Gatundu, Kiambu County in 1952. She is the firstborn daughter of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and Mama Ngina Kenyatta. Kristina’s brothers are the fourth president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta and Muhoho Kenyatta.
After her birth, the colonial government detained her father, Jomo Kenyatta. A year after (1953) her father’s detention, the colonial master jailed her mother, mama Ngina at Kamiti Maximum Prison.
The two events led to her up bring by her maternal grandmother, Anne Nyokabi Muhoho in Gatitu, Gatundu in Kiambu County. This meant that her childhood was going to be tough. At the age of 8 years, she visited her parents in Lodwar where they were under house arrest.
Although under house arrest, the Kenyatta family relocated to Maralal in 1961. However, Mzee Kenyatta was freed on August 14, 1961, but formally released on August 21, 1961.
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Age of Kristina Wambui Kenyatta
Kristina celebrates her birthday on April 4. Her year of birth is 1952. She was 70 years old as of 2022.
Wambui Kenyatta Pratt Education
- Year: 1975
- Institution: Lehigh University, Pennsylvania
- Qualification: Masters of Science in Special Education
- Year: 1970-June 1971
- Institution: Cedar Crest College for girls in Pennsylvania in the USA
- Year: September 1971-1974
- Institution: Kutz Town State University
- Qualification: Bachelor of Science in Special Education
- Year: 1966-1975
- Institution: Kenya High School
- Qualification: Form IV
- Year: 1962-1964
- Institution: Hospital Hill Primary School (Now State House Primary School)
- Qualification: To be updated
- Year: 1961
- Institution: Maralal D.E.B Primary School
- Qualification: Studied for only four months
- Year: 1958
- Institution: Githaruru primary School in Gatitu, Gatundu
- Qualification: Studied for less than a year
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Kristina Wambui Husband and Children
Wambui Kenyatta is married to a Liberian man, Victor Roy Pratt. The couple has four children; Selina Rene (1982), Ngina (1983), Nyokabi (1985) and Jomo (1993).
Kristina Wambui Pratt career history
From 1976 to 1980 Kristina was employed at the Ministry of Education in Kenya. Her training background was instrumental in the establishment of the Department of Special Education. She became the founding Director of this department. As a director, she helped in the establishment of the Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE). The institute started and trains teachers in special needs education.
In January 2002, the second president of Kenya, the late Daniel Torotich Arap Moi appointed her to the position of Chairperson of the National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya. She still works as a chairperson of this fund.
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Mrs. Pratts Awards and Recognition
Kristina Pratts dedication and commitment have seen her receive several awards. Namely;
- UNESCO Ambassador for the Visually Impaired in Africa (1977)
- Kenya Society for the Mentally Handicapped Award (1979)
- United States Presidential Award by President Jimmy Carter for her outstanding service to people living with disabilities (1980)
- Elder of the order of the Burning Spear (E.B.S), Kenya (2009)
- Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear (C.B.S), Kenya (2016)
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Wambui Kenyatta Senate Nomination/politics
Despite coming from a family where Kenya has gotten two presidents, Kristina Pratt has no political history. However, on July 27, 2022, the ruling Jubilee Party nominated her among 16 other women to serve as a nominated Senator.
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Kristina Kenyatta’s Net worth
Although Kristina Pratts come from the first Kenyan royal family, her net worth is not publicly declared. When the information is available we shall update it.
Kristina Pratt’s service to the exemplary community
Mrs. Pratt has a good standing in community service. She is a fierce defender of people living with disabilities. Wambui sits in several special education associations/schools and boards of special needs schools such as;
- Kambui School for the Deaf
- Jacaranda School for the Mentally Handicapped
- Kenya Society for the Blind
- Thika School for the Blind
- Chairperson, National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya
Kenyatta University Award of Honorary Degree to Kristina
During the 51st graduation ceremony of Kenyatta University, Mrs. Wambui Pratt was awarded Doctor of Humane Letters (Honoris Causa) in recognition of her dedicated service to human beings living with disabilities.
Prior to her award, she had Honorary Consul from the Republic of Liberia.