Speaker of the Senate Amason Jeffah Kingi is the seventh born in a family of 41 children, as his father, Kingi Mwarua Mkweha, has revealed.
Being born in an extended family, Amason Kingi’s mother was the eldest wife to Mwarua Mkweha.
Kingi’s mother gave birth to 13 children opening the chapter of Mkweha’s generation.
Out of the 13, Kingi became the seventh born before his father decided to have another wife who had a similar number of kids.
Without hesistance, Mwarua Mkweha went for a third wife, giving birth to six children.
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It didn’t end there. The 82-year-old man got married to another two wives who gave birth to four children and five children, respectively.
“The Speaker’s mother gave birth to 13 children, followed by another wife who gave birth to a similar figure (13).”
“Another one who spawned six children, followed by another wife who generated four and lastly I had another wife who propagated 5 children,” he said.
The chairman of the Pamoja African Alliance (PAA) is well known for his propensity to be a political titan who succeeds in all he attempts.
He entered politics in 2007 and was elected as a Magarini member of parliament on his first attempt under the Orange Democratic Movement.
Later, in 2008, he was appointed by former president Mwai Kibaki as minister for East African Community and regional development.
He also served as minister for fisheries before running for governor of Kilifi County in 2013.
Kingi served as Kilifi Governor for two terms before transitioning to national politics when he was appointed speaker of the senate under the Kenya Kwanza umbrella.