Of the Kenyatta family, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mama Ngina Kenyatta are arguable the most famous as other members of the founding family chose to live a life away from the limelight.

One of them is the Head of State's elder brother Peter Magana. He is is the son of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta's British wife Edna Clarke.

Magana has managed a life under the radar and details of his whereabouts and endeavours remain scanty.


According to reports, he was born on August 11, 1944, in Worthing Hospital within West Sussex in England, United Kingdom.

Magana is said to have worked as a presenter and later as a producer at BBC before his retirement.

The 77-year-old lived in the United Kingdom with his mother who died in 1995 at the age of 86.

Magana has maintained a low profile despite being a member of the founding family and was seen by many in 2013 when he attended the inauguration of President Kenyatta.

On August 22, 2019, he flew to Kenya to attend what would be the last public memorial service for his late father Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.



According to reports, Mzee Kenyatta at one point offered Magana a government job in a bid to lure him into moving to Kenya but to his surprise, the young man opted to go back to the UK.

Magana is a family man, married with three children.