President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday recalled how he first met his wife, Margaret, while in high school.
In a an informal, down-to-earth interaction with Kenyans on his personal Facebook account, Uhuru engaged the online community in a no-holds-barred live chat ranging from his personal life to his plans after August 8 poll.
“This is an interesting one,” responded the President when someone asked about his relationship with the first lady.
It turned out that to win Margaret, Uhuru went through her elder brother, his school mate at St Mary’s High School.
“I first met her brother. We went to the same secondary school and quickly became friends and it is through him that I managed to meet his younger sister and we started a relationship that has lasted from high school until now. I am thankful to God for that,” said Uhuru.
The couple married at the Holy Family Basilica in 1989 presided over by the late Maurice Cardinal Otunga and they have three children-Jomo, Jaba and Ngina Kenyatta.
In a bid to woo the youth-who form the majority in Kenya’s online community-Uhuru also pledged to deliver 6.5 million jobs if he is re-elected on August 8.
“My Action Plan will transform the progress we have made over the last four years, into real benefits for all Kenyans. Over the next 5 years, my government will create 6.5 million extra quality jobs, especially for the youth,” President Kenyatta said in a live online conversation where he also fielded questions from Kenyans.
On the back of claims by National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga that Jubilee was scheming to hang onto power, Uhuru said he would accept the will of the people.