Scotland’s New Prime Minister Has Kenyan Root
Humza Yousaf has been elected to succeed Nicola sturgeon as SNP leader and Scotland’s next first minister.
The health secretary was endorsed by far more MSPS and MPS than his two rivals.
When the 37-year-old is confirmed as Scotland’s first minister, he will make history as the first ethnic minority leader of a devolved government and the first Muslim to lead a major UK party.
His father is originally from Pakistan and emigrated to Scotland with his family in the 1960s, while his mother was born into a South Asian family in Kenya. Mr Yousaf has often spoken about racist abuse he has faced.