Political dynasty is nothing new in the world. The Even United States of America which is regarded as the greatest democratic country in the world has had its fair share of a father-son presidency.
The first was John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams, who were the 2nd and 6th Presidents of the U.S. respectively while the second set was George H. W. Bush, who was the 41st President for 1 term, and his son George W. Bush, who was the 43rd President for 2 terms.
Justin Trudeau the current Prime Minister of Canada is also the son of the 15th Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau. India has also had the father-daughter presidential legacy such as the daughter of Mahatma Gandhi and Indira Gandhi whiles South Korean President has former president Park Chung-hee and daughter, President Pak Geu-hye.
Africa has also had her share of the political dynasty. Ghpage.com presents you with 6 current African presidents whose fathers have also been presidents.
President of Botswana
The current President of Botswana is Ian Khama. Ian Khama is the son of Sir Seretse Khama. Sir Seretse Khama was the country’s first ever post-independence leader of Botswana. Ian Khama was born in England when his parents were exiled there in February 1953.
Ian Khama has been presidents of his country since April 2008. Although his supporters hail him as a decisive and efficient leader, his critics say he is an authoritarian.
President of Kenya
The 4th and current president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta has been the leader of the country since 2013. Uhuru Kenyatta is the son of the founding President of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta.
Jomo Kenyatta was described as an authoritarian. Jomo Kenyatta traveled only twice during his 15 years rule as the President of Kenya. Uhuru Kenyatta, on the other hand, has traveled several times since he became president.