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Biography of Nyota Uhura
STARFLEET IDENTIFILES 104-087NY
NAME: Nyota Uhura
BORN: Nairobi, Kenya Province, United States of Africa, September 4, 2179
FAMILY: Alhamisi Uhura (father); M'Umbha Mahia Uhura (mother, deceased); David
Nyota Uhura was born at University of Kenya at Nairobi Hospital, the first
and only daughter of University Chancellor Alhamisi Uhura and freelance photo-
grapher M'Umbha Mahia. Little Nyota showed an aptitude for languages and at
age five could speak both Swahili and rudimentary English. The next year,
her brother, David, was born, and soon after M'Umbha died of cancer. Nyota
was enrolled in grammar school in the nearby community of M'Bamba, and fi-
nished junior high before leaving with her widowed father for the U.S. Her
family settled in Spokane; she attended high school and then the University of
Puget Sound in Tacoma. She then enrolled in Starfleet Academy, spending a few
months in San Francisco, California, before departing for the prime academy at
Starbase One. She took a liking to the communications department, her lingual
skills making entrance examinations easier. Nyota passed, and at age 22 re-
ceived her first assignment to the USS ADAD as a communications specialist.
Following a short tour on ADAD, Ensign Uhura was transferred to the USS
PITZER, a new research ship, and spent a great deal of time aboard her. She
learned much on the PITZER, and its commanding officer, Captain Morris Johns,
noticed her aptitude and skill. He recommended her for promotion, and it
finally came, along with a notice that she would be transferred to the Star-
fleet Diplomatic Corps for a short time. It was during one mission with the
Corps that Uhura befriended Sunfall to-Ennien, an Eeiauoan diplomat whose race
she later helped defeat ADF Syndrome (classified SD/6165.7). She was as-
signed following this detail to USS BAYSHORE, where she served as Assistant
Chief of Communications under Lieutenant Commander Mai-Ling Hong (later Base
Commander of Starbase XI). LCDR Hong was very quick to notice Nyota's ability
and when the BAYSHORE's tour of duty was over, she recommended her for promo-
tion. Lieutenant Uhura was transferred to USS ATLANTICA as Chief of Commu-
nications, but after a short term of duty there was assigned to USS ENTERPRISE,
replacing the late Lloyd Alden.
Uhura served well on ENTERPRISE, becoming one of its longest serving crew-
persons during the historical James T. Kirk five-year mission. Following this
she served on the USS HORNET as Chief of Communications and service replacement
specialist, followed by reassignment to ENTERPRISE during its second five-
year mission. She continued to stay on when ENTERPRISE was rechristened as
a cadet-cruise vessel, but was caught up in the "resurrection" of Khan Noonian
Singh and the Genesis Affair. Commander Uhura was an accomplice in the theft
of ENTERPRISE but was later acquitted under plea of Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan
following the Probe encounter and the near-devastation of Earth.
She has been linked also to Kabaka Buganda, a slaver and criminal who was
previously her fiancee. Her father has retired and lives in Spokane, and
brother David is a lawyer in the Judge's Office at Toriopolis, Benecia.
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