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Uhuru’s Mercedes Benz driver relives memories of the president’s youth - 3 Jan 2018 13:39

By: Nairobian Reporter

Mugo Karuga, 74, is not your ordinary villager in Kirinyaga. In his hey days, he lived with Kenya’s pioneer First Family. Karuga was the designated driver of Mercedes Benz 280 SE registration number KPS 810 assigned to President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s security detail. His daily chores as a member of the First Family’s security team included driving young Uhuru to school at St. Mary’s in Nairobi from Gatundu. In an interview with The Standard at his Gatumbi village home, Karuga recalled how the young Uhuru spent his time during school holidays. He said the young boy was very playful and freely engaged in fun games with other boys his age. ‘’Uhuru loved riding his bicycle. Many times he would ask me to ride it and experience its comfort which I fondly did,’’ said Karuga. When he was not driving the children to school, Karuga would be assigned sentry duties at ...
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