12 Things You Didn’t Know About Tanzanian Presidential Hopeful January Makamba

Written by Keren Mikva

Makamba was raised in a political family

Makamba grew up in the world of politics. His father, Yusuf Makamba, served as secretary general of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party, and was described as a “charming but loud local government functionary.”  His mother worked as a nursing trainee.