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Josephat Karanja

Dr. Josephat Njuguna Karanja

Kenya's 5th Vice President


Born 05-02-1931 in Kenya

Deceased 28-02-1994 (63 years old) in Nairobi

He was the 5th Vice-President of the Republic of Kenya between 1988–1989. He resigned to avoid an ongoing vote-of-no-confidence in the Kenyan Parliament.


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Previous Position(s)

Member of Parliament | Githunguri Constituency | The Kenya Government
1992 - 1994

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Vice President | The Kenya Government
Nairobi, Kenya | 1988 - 1989

Government, Public Administration and Defence

13 months in office


Member of Parliament | Mathare Constituency (later Kasarani Constituency) | The Kenya Government
1988

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Vice Chancellor | University of Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya | 1970 - 1979

Academia, Education and Training

1st ever Kenyan Vice Chancellor of UON.

He is probably more remembered for his tenure there between 1970–1979, a period referred to as the hey-days of the university whereby black student enrolment increased by large numbers for the first time in the country's history, than for any other aspects of his public service career. His liberal & western ideology opened the university to many changes, especially the encouragement of women to acquire higher education. (wikipedia)


High Commissioner | The Kenya Government
1964 - 1970

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Kenya's 1st High Commissioner to Britain and youngest ambassador at 33 years of age

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