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 History of Kenya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The history of Kenya as a land occupied by sentient humans extends for several million years, even though the history of Kenya as an independent state is relatively short.
Kenya's proximity to the Arabian Peninsula invited colonization, and Arab and Persian settlements sprouted along the coast by the 8th century.
A key to the conquest of Kenya's interior was the construction, started 1n 1895, of a railroad from Mombasa to Kisumu, on Lake Victoria, completed in 1906.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: History of Kenya
Kisumu is a port city in western Kenya, with a population of 322,724 (1999 census).
Kenya African Union was a political organization that was meant to voice Kenyan voice to Britain, the colonial government of the time.
Kenya's proximity to the Arabian Peninsula invited colonization, and Arab and Persian settlements sprouted along the coast by the eighth century.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/History-of-Kenya   (3461 words)

  
 Kenya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of Kenya takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Kenya is both head of state and head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
Kenya's GDP grew 5% in 1995 and 4% in 1996, and inflation remained under control.
Kenya holds one of the biggest annual drama events, the Kenya schools and colleges drama festival, in the south of Sahara.
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 Tim and Lara Beth's Kenya Page - History
The history of Kenya as a political entity began with the region's inclusion in the British sphere of influence in the late nineteenth century and the subsequent establishment of a British protectorate and colony there.
The aim of British colonialism in Kenya was to integrate the country into an imperial system and to develop its economic potential, while providing for the security of the indigenous population and improving their general well-being, as defined according to the prevailing mentality of colonial authorities.
Kenya was largely bypassed-the main interior trade routes ran south of it-but Mombasa was reported to have been prosperous at mid-century, largely because of the ivory and other items collected in quantity by Kamba traders in the interior and directed to the port town.
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 Kenya (06/06)
Kenya maintains an embassy in the United States at 2249 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20008 (tel.
Kenya has hosted and played an active role in the negotiations to resolve the civil war in Sudan and to reinstate a central government authority in Somalia.
Kenya's relations with Western countries are generally friendly, although current political and economic instabilities are sometimes blamed on Western pressures.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2962.htm   (3388 words)

  
 A Brief History of Kenya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Luos migrated from southern Sudan to Uganda and settled on the shores of Lake Victoria.
Although Kenya by 1965 was a functioning one-party state, considerable freedom was permitted within the party, and the government seldom misused its powers.
Kenya became a republic in 1964, and Kenyatta was chosen its first president.
www.kenya.com /history.html   (2507 words)

  
 History of kenya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The colonial history of Kenya dates from the Berlin Conference of 1885, when the European powers first partitioned East Africa into spheres of influence.
Kenya became independent on December 12, 1963, and the next year joined the Commonwealth.
The minority party, Kenya African Democratic Union (KADU), representing a coalition of small ethnic groups that had feared dominance by larger ones, dissolved itself voluntarily in 1964 and joined KANU.
www.historyofnations.net /africa/kenya.html   (602 words)

  
 A short history of Kenya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Present-day Kenya is inhabited since around 1000 by Bantu tribes, followed since 1500 by the Masai and the Luo.
Arab traders begin frequenting the Kenya coast around the first century A.D. Kenya's proximity to the Arabian Peninsula invite colonization, and Arab and Persian settlements sproute along the coast by the eighth century.
Arab dominance on the coast is eclipsed by the arrival in 1498 of the Portuguese, who give way in turn to islamic control under the Oman in the 1600s, later from Zanzibar.
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 History of Kenya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The colonial history of Kenya dates from the establishment of a German protectorate over the Sultan of Zanzibar 's coastal possessions in 1885, followed by the arrival of the British EastAfrica Company in 1888.
From October 1952 to December 1959, Kenya wasunder a state of emergency arising from the Mau Mau rebellion against Britishcolonial rule.
Despite British hopes of handing power to more "moderate" African rivals, it was the Kenya African National Union (KANU) of Jomo Kenyatta, a member of the large Kikuyu tribe and former prisoner under the emergency, which formed a government shortly before Kenya becameindependent on December 12, 1963.
www.therfcc.org /history-of-kenya-149507.html   (661 words)

  
 History of Kenya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Recent finds near Kenya 's Lake Turkana indicate that hominids like Homo habilis and Homo erectus lived in Kenya 2.6 million years ago.
The colonial history of Kenya dates from the establishment of a German protectorate over the Sultan of Zanzibar 's coastal possessions in 1885, followed by the arrival of the British East Africa Company in 1888.
The Kenya Meat Commission is planning to launch a new strategic plan that will allow it to compete and at the same time penetrate export markets.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-History_of_Kenya.html   (1205 words)

  
 The history of the Republic of Kenya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The history of the Republic of Kenya (Jamhuri ya Kenya)
The retrospective history of the Republic of Kenya
The working-class history of the Republic of Kenya
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 WHKMLA : History of Kenya, 1886-1918
When railroad construction was finished, Uganda, the neighbouring British protectorate, ceded it's Eastern Province to Kenya, for the purpose of having the area crossed by the railway under a unified administration (1902).
The establishment of British rule met resistance; the Luo and Luhya resisted 1895-1899, the Nandi 1895-1906, the Kikuyu and Embu revolted 1904-1907, the Kisii 1907-1914.
World War I broke out in 1914, and Kenya saw military action, as German East Africa was the only German colony not to fall to Entente forces within the first months of the war.
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 Kenya history and time line
Kenya is known as the land behind Born Free, but few people realise how the colonial influences on Kenya have altered the economic base of this African nation.
In 1500, the Portuguese colonized Kenya, but by the 17th century Oman and the other Arab nations ousted this colonial power and took control.
In the 1960s and 1970s, much of Kenya's lifestyle was based on agriculture, but in about the last ten years or so Kenya has become more industrialized.
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 History of Kenya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The colonial history of Kenya dates from establishment of a German protectorate over the Sultan of Zanzibar 's coastal possessions in 1885 followed by the arrival of the East Africa Company in 1888.
From October 1952 to December 1959 Kenya was under a state of arising from the Mau Mau rebellion against British colonial rule.
Despite British hopes of handing power to "moderate" African rivals it was the Kenya African National Union (KANU) of Jomo Kenyatta a member of the large Kikuyu tribe and former prisoner under the which formed a government shortly before Kenya independent on December 12 1963.
www.freeglossary.com /Kenya/History   (1046 words)

  
 Kenya Travel Tips - History of Kenya
Excavations in Kenya suggest that the region is the cradle of humanity, the home some 3.25 million years ago of Homo habilis, from whom Homo sapiens descended.
What is certain is that, in more recent times, Kenya was the settling place of a huge number of tribes from all over Africa, with a long history of migration, settlement and conflict.
Kenya was nonetheless an early beneficiary of Harold Macmillan’s ‘winds of change’ policy towards Africa.
www.southtravels.com /africa/kenya/history.html   (945 words)

  
 History_of_Kenya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Despite British hopes of handing power to more "moderate" African rivals, it was the Kenya African National Union (KANU) of Jomo Kenyatta, a member of the large Kĩkũyũ; tribe and former prisoner under the emergency, which formed a government shortly before Kenya became independent on December 12, 1963.
August 25, 1846: Dr. Ludwig Krapf, a German and missionary of the Church Missionary Society of England, establishes the first Christian Mission of Kenya among the Mijikenda on the coast.
1920: The territory was renamed and its administration changed, the interior became Kenya Colony and a coastal strip (16 km wide) was constituted the Protectorate of Kenya.
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 Kenya - HISTORY
* Kenya was first populated by a number of small dispersed tribal groups, the main groups were the Kikuyu, Kamba, Luo and Masai.
The British were just interested in controlling the rich resources of Uganda and to facilitate this they built a railway between Mombasa and Kampala using labourers from India, many of whom remained and have become todays merchant class.
The consequence of this was the formation of guerrilla troops, Mau Mau, who all took an oath to commit themselves to expelling all white settlers in Kenya and to eliminate the Africans who cooperated with or benefited from colonial rule.
www.africanet.com /africanet/country/kenya/history.htm   (869 words)

  
 Kenya History Timeline - historic overview of Kenya, Africa
Most areas of Kenya are inhabited at this time, but most trade and development takes place in the coastal region.
June 1982: The Republic of Kenya is officially declared to be a one party state by ruling party KANU.
Moi finally gives in and introduces the multiparty system in Kenya: The constitution is changed, for the first time allowing registration of opposition parties.
crawfurd.dk /africa/kenya_timeline.htm   (3138 words)

  
 History of Kenya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The written records focus on the coastal region primarily because of its rich history of trade with the southern Arab nations.
Early archeological discoveries at Lake Turkana in Kenya, at the Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, and along the Kagera River in Uganda support Darwin's guesswork with hard evidence.
Many facts about the early civilization that evolved in Kenya were established by Mary and Louis Leakey through their extensive excavations beginning in the 1930's.
www.africawithin.com /tour/kenya/history.htm   (324 words)

  
 Kenya: History
In the Kenya highlands, the existence of farming and domestic herds can be dated to c.1000 B.C. Trade between the Kenya coast and Arabia was brisk by A.D. Arabs settled on the coast during medieval times, and they soon established several autonomous city-states (including Mombasa, Malindi, and Pate).
Farmers and herders traveled S from Ethiopia and settled in Kenya in c.2000 B.C. There is also evidence that Bantu-speaking people and Nilotic speakers from the S Sudan settled in Kenya between 500 B.C. and A.D. The Portuguese first visited the Kenya coast in 1498, and by the end of the 16th cent.
Drought and crop failures in NE Kenya in 2005 led to food shortages and deaths due to starvation late in the year; the government was accused by some of responding slowly to the problem.
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 Kenya Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
The Gede ruins are one of the principal historical monuments on the Kenyan coast.
Northeast Kenya should be avoided due to violent clashes between nomadic groups along the border and readers have reported trouble spots along the Kitale-Lodwar road.
Kenya has a long tradition of producing its own bootleg liquor, but you should steer well clear of chang'a or kumi-kumi.
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 Kenya History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Us!Inside OneWorld UKDonate History rewrites itself Antonette Miday 13 October 2003 Kenya is a nation of approximately 32 million inhabitants (UN, 2003), situated on the equator on the East of African.
SERVAS KENYA History and Culture: Recognised as the 'cradle of humanity' (as a result of the Leakey's' famous Rift Valley digs), it has one of the most diverse and colourful collections of tribal.
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 Kenya History
This unit, called the “Home Guard” fought extensively with the Mau Mau fighters, whom were mostly of the Kikuyu, Meru and Embu tribes.
The Mau Mau fighters fled to the forests of Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountains.
They were out numbered and out armed by the Colonialists and Home Guard, yet their guerilla tactics allowed them to hold on until the Colonialist Government realized this war would not be easy to win, and eradicating the Mau Mau would take more resources than the British Government would send to Africa.
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 History of Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta, a member of the predominant Kikuyu tribe and head of the Kenya African National Union (KANU), became Kenya's first president.
Parliamentary reforms in November 1997 enlarged the democratic space in Kenya, including the expansion of political parties from 11 to 26.
President Moi won re-election as President in the December 1997 elections, and his KANU Party narrowly retained its parliamentary majority, with 109 out of 122 seats.
www.motherearthtravel.com /kenya/history.htm   (584 words)

  
 Kenya: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
In 1992, Moi was re-elected president in Kenya's first multiparty election in 26 years.
Under the constitution Moi who was forced to retire nominated Uhuru Kenyatta, son of Kenya's first leader, as the Kenya African National Union (KANU) candidate for president.
Kibaki was elected president with 62% of the vote, and NARC won a majority of seats in the national assembly.
www.kenyaspace.com /History.htm   (142 words)

  
 A Brief History of Kenya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Taa ya Kenya or Swahili for the 'Light of Kenya' was the man who brought the light of independence to Kenya.
Indeed, he was a beacon, a rallying point for suffering Kenyans to fight for their rights, justice and freedom.
As the founding father of Kenya, and its undisputed leader, he came to be known as Mzee, Swahili for a respected eider.
www.kenya.com /kenyatta.html   (1464 words)

  
 Time for Kids | Specials | GO PLACES: KENYA
Hoping to make money from Kenya's wealthy trading centers, the Portuguese take control of the coastal area from the Arabs in the early 1500's.
In the following decades, Britain rules Kenya without giving Africans a voice in their own government, even when a quarter-million Kenyans serve in the British army during World War I from 1914-1918.
During his leadership, Kenya faces shortages of food, jobs and land as its population booms.
www.timeforkids.com /TFK/specials/goplaces/0,12405,182121,00.html   (735 words)

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