Jomo Kenyatta was born c. 1897 in Gatundu, Kenya. There have always been questions about his birth date created by the unusual way the Kikuyu kept records and Kenyatta's own convenient ability to deny his correct age. His parents were Muigai, a Kikuyu farmer, and Wambui. Little is known of the early years of his life. He was baptized in August 1914.