George Muhoho


Village Elder
Was ordained a Catholic priest in 1963, but quit 13 years later because he was not serving the church at parish level and thus, “I decided my life was not in the priesthood,”

The former Juja MP and former director general of Kenya Airports Authority, was at the time the chaplain of the University of Nairobi in 1976.

The alumnus of Urbanian University (International Relations and Diplomatic Practice) and Collegio San Pietro (MA, Canon Law) was the first black diplomat to the Vatican. The one-time private secretary to Pope Paul IV was papal envoy to Brussels, Luxembourg, Council of Europe and Nato. Muhoho, who speaks Latin, Spanish, Italian, French and German, was skipped five classes in two years at Gatitu Primary School, but ate too much ugali at Kiriko Intermediate School during ng’aragu ya mianga (the cassava famine) in the 1940s. The 79-year-old still hates ugali!