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GITHONGO: The Charles Njonjo I knew

He was a steadfast friend and a man of his word without hesitation.

In Summary

• When I returned from exile, one of the very first people to invite me for tea and a catch up was Charles Njonjo 

• We would sit in his Westlands office and I would seek his opinion on this or that political interlocutor and in typical style he was always direct 

A lot has been written and will be written about the late Charles Mugane Njonjo who passed away on Sunday.

I would like to tell my own personal story. I never knew him as a bureaucrat or ...