October 2017, Uhuru Kenyatta was �elected� with 98%
of the vote.
2005, Violent protests in Nairobi against
the new Constitution proposed by President Kibaki.
2002, Kibaki became the first
non-KANU President, promising to end corruption. In fact, corruption worsened.
1999, President Arap Moi appointed palaeontologist Richard Leakey to head a drive against
corruption. Leakey resigned in 2001.
A lorry bomb exploded outside the US embassy in Kenya.
5 January 1998, Kenya�s President, Daniel Arap Moi, who had ruled since 1978, was sworn
in for a fyrther 5-year term.
29 December 1997, Violence marred elections in
Kenya. President Arap Moi won a further term, in
elections widely seen as flawed.
4 January 1993, Daniel Arap Moi took oath of
office as President of Kenya, beginning a 4th term.
1991, Pro-democracy protests crushed.
October 1978, Daniel Arap Moi
became President of Kenya.
22 August 1978. Jomo
Kenyatta, first President of Kenya since 1964, died in Mombasa aged 86. He was succeeded as leader by Daniel
5/7/1969, Tom Mboya,
Minister of Development and leader of the campaign for Kenyan independence from
Britain, was assassinated in Nairobi. He had founded the Kenyan African Union
(KANU), the ruling Party. His assassination was blamed on followers of President
Jomo Kenyatta, who saw Mboya as a threat.
12 December 1964. Kenya became a republic in the
Commonwealth.� Kenyatta continued as head of state, see 12 December
10 November 1964, Kenya became a one-party State after the Kenya
African Democratic Union Party merged with the Kenyan Africa National Union
12 December 1963. Kenya
became independent, with Kenyatta as President.
1 June 1963, Jomo
Kenyatta became the first Prime Minister of a self-governing Kenya.
1961, The Kenyan Government began purchasing 1,000,000 acres of farmland
from the Europeans, at market process.�
This was then sold to Kenyan Africans, with loans on easy terms.
21 August 1961, Britain
released Jomo Kenyatta, who had been imprisoned for his
part in the Mau-Mau
rebellion, to facilitate Kenyan political negotiations.
10 October 1959, State of
Emergency in Kenya lifted.
21 October 1956, The Mau-Mau
had lost support, and were finally defeated by the Kenyan army and police.
18 January 1955, The Kenyan
government offered terms to the Mau-Mau.
31 December 1954, The Mau Mau
had murdered 30 European farmers since October 1952; as law and order were
enforced again in 1955, only two more White farmers were killed. However since
October 1952 the Mau Mau had murdered some 1,800 Christian Kikuyu who had refused to join them.
24 April 1954, 40,000 Mau-Mau
suspects were arrested in Kenya.
12 March 1954, In Kenya, the British arrested 700 Mau-Mau activists.
8 April 1953. In Kenya, Jomo
Kenyatta and 5 others were convicted of being members of the Mau-Mau
terrorists, and sentenced to seven years hard labour. The Mau-Mau had been waging a terrorist
war to drive White settlers out of east Africa.
25 November 1952, 2,000
Kikuyu were rounded up in Kenya as the Mau-Mau began an open revolt against British rule.
18 November 1952, In Kenya, Jomo
Kenyatta was charged with being the head of the Mau Mau.
21 October 1952, The
President of the Kenya African Movement, Jomo Kenyatta, was arrested
as Britain crushed the Mau Mau revolt.
20 October 1952. A state of
emergency was declared in Kenya because of Mau-Mau terrorists, killing White settlers.
24 August 1951. The Mau-Mau (�burning spear�) rebellion began in
15 August 1930, Tom Mboya, Kenyan trade unionist, activist and
statesman, was born (died 1969).
2 Septe,ner 1924, Daniel Arap Moi,
President of Kenya, was born.
May 1907. Nairobi was chosen as capital of British East Africa (Kenya)
because of its location on the Mombasa-Uganda railway.
1698, Omanis from the Arabian Peninsula now controlled the entire Kenyan
1505, The Portuguese
sacked Mombasa. They took over the Swahili trading ports.
1498, The Portuguese under Vasco da Gama visited Mombasa, then a powerful
1200, Emergence of the Swahili culture in Kenya; a blend of Arab, African
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