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Joseph Murumbi

Joseph Anthony Zuzarte Murumbi

Kenya's 2nd Vice President


Born in Kenya

Deceased (79 years old) in Nairobi

He was Kenya's second Vice-President from May 1965 until December 1966. He was a child of a Goan trader and a Maasai woman, and he spent the first 16 years of his life in India.

He was an avid art collector and he left behind over 50,000 books and sheaves of official correspondence. The Kenya National Archives has set up a library containing some of the 8,000 "rare books" (those published before 1900) entrusted to them upon the death of Murumbi.

The Kenya National Archives have also set up the Murumbi Gallery within the building displaying the different African artifacts that were collected by Joseph Murumbi

Read more http://cyprianfernandes.blogspot.com/2011/07/joe-murumbi-reluctant-goan.html


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Previous Position(s)

Founder | African Heritage Ltd
Nairobi, Kenya | 1967 - 1990

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

After resigning from politics in 1966, Murumbi co-founded African Heritage with Alan Donovan, and it became the largest Pan-African art gallery on the continent.


Vice President | The Kenya Government
Nairobi, Kenya | 1965 - 1966

Government, Public Administration and Defence

VP in the years between May 1965 to August 1966


Secretary General | Kenya African Union
Nairobi, Kenya | 1952

Government, Public Administration and Defence

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Minister | Foreign Affairs | The Kenya Government

Government, Public Administration and Defence

1st Minister of Foreign Affairs

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