|Minister of Justice|
1963 – 5 July 1969
|Preceded by||Office created|
|Succeeded by||Charles Njonjo|
Thomas Joseph Odhiambo Mboya
|Died||5 July 1969 (aged 38)
|Political party||Kenya African National Union|
|Alma mater||Ruskin College, Oxford|
|Cabinet||Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs
Minister for Labour
Minister for Economic Planning and Development
Thomas Joseph Odhiambo Mboya was born in Kilima Mbogo in Central Kenya in 15 August 1930 and died 5 July 1969. He left behind Wife Pamela Mboya and 5 children. Its now half a century since his death, he was shot dead along Moi Avenue.
Tom Mboya is today remembered as one of Kenya’s brightest political leader, trade Unionist and Pan African who fought for the voice of the people. He is also remembered to have shared the same podium with Martin Luther King Jr to speak on trade.
One of the highlight of his lifetime was his wedding when he was 32 years old and his wife Pamela who was 22 years old then. The wedding was graced by leaders from all over the world. Some of the leaders in attendance were, Former President Jomo Kenyatta, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga,Crown Counsel Charles Njonjo, then Tanzanian Prime minister Mzee Julius Nyerere.