Kenya's first post-independence Attorney-General Charles Mugane Njonjo on Thursday marked his 100th birthday.
Njonjo served in both President Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel Arap Moi’s administrations and is the only living member of Kenya's first post-independent Cabinet. He was appointed to the AG position by President Kenyatta in 1963 to replace A.M.F Webb.
Despite his old age, Njonjo has maintained physical fitness and still drives himself around. In a past interview, 'The Duke of Kabeteshire', as he is popularly known, revealed the secrets to living a longer life.
"I look after myself. I swim daily; I used to do 12 laps, now I do only seven. I also have a bicycle which I ride for 10 minutes daily, on top of the treadmill which I do for 10 minutes daily," he said.
"I’m also careful about what I eat; I don’t eat nyama choma, I eat a lot of veggies," he added.
In a separate interview, Njonjo further disclosed that he married at the age of 52 because he was a busy man and did not have time for women. He also served as the Minister of Constitutional Affairs in President Moi's government before he was elected as the Kikuyu Member of Parliament in 1983.
Njonjo has invested heavily in banking, insurance, aviation, hospitality, ranching, large scale farming, property, and real estate. He is said to be one of the richest persons in the country.
Njonjo, who married his wife, Margaret Bryson in 1972, has three children.