Kenya's first post-independence Attorney-General, Charles Mugane Njonjo on Saturday turned 101 years.
“The Duke of Kabeteshire”, as he is popularly known, was born on January 23rd, 1920, and is the last living member of Kenya's first post-independence Cabinet.
He was appointed as the attorney-general by first President Jomo Kenyatta in 1963 to replace A.M.F Webb.
Njonjo, a son of colonial paramount chief Josiah Njonjo, served in both President Kenyatta and Daniel Arap Moi’s administrations as the AG and Minister for Constitutional Affairs respectively.
Despite his old age, the centenarian has maintained physical fitness and still drives himself around.
In a past interview, the former Kikuyu Constituency MP mentioned diet and physical exercise as some of 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."
The father of three also disclosed that he married at the age of 52 because he was a busy man and did not have time for women.
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.
Kenyans are sending birthday wishes to him through social media.