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Kenya Interactive Timeline

  • Heat of Mau Mau Rebellion

    Heat of Mau Mau Rebellion
    This heated time period of rebellion against the British began in august 1952 and ended on November 25 of the same year. Mau Mau people begin to search for support and react violently to those who reject them, British govt. makes international announcement that they would be sending out troops to try and suppress the Mau Mau, Mau Mau officially declared terrorists and aquired firearms, Jomo Kenyatta arressted for supposed affilitation with the Mau Mau, over 500 suspected Mau Mau activists killed
  • KANU is formed

    KANU is formed
    KANU is officially registered as a political party and tries to win over the Kenyan people with their pro-unification of government movement. In March of 1960, attendants of a leaders' conference first came up with the idea of the Kenya African National Union (KANU) and then took the next five months organizing the party until it was officially registered.
  • Kenya get their independence

    Kenya get their independence
    After years of oppression from the British, the Kenyan people finally get their independence and are socially and politically freed from Britains grasp.
  • KANU Manifefsto

    KANU Manifefsto
    KANU realized that they needed to take radical measures to deal with the rising poverty in Kenya. KANU took responsibility for Kenya's economic downfall and worked to quickly turn it around, while focusing heavily on rural areas. The manifesto states, "rural development, the decentralization of industry and the acceleration of development processes in the rural areas will be given priority in our current (1974-1978) Development Plan"
  • Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi becomes president

    Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi becomes president
    Moi is elected as the 2nd president of the Reublic of Kenya. Moi previsouly served as VP under Jomo Kenyatta,and although some people aren't sure about him as a politician, the parliament supports his position as the head of the country.
  • Drought

    Kenya experienced a severe drought in 1984 and lost a lot of economic opportunities in food harvest and production. Luckily they had a lot of Western aid so their economy was somewhat cushioned.
  • Number of secondary schools rises

    Number of secondary schools rises
    The number of secondary schools in Kenya increased to almost 3,000 schools by the year 2000 with an enrollment of about 620,000 students.
  • Economic Recovery Strategy for Wealth and Employment Creation initiative

    Economic Recovery Strategy for Wealth and Employment Creation initiative
    This economic recovery plan was issued to deal with Kenya's declining economy. The Kenyan government saw this plan to be necessary because the population was showing increased
    poverty, unemployment, high domestic and foreign debt, crime, deterioration in health status, declining school enrollments and generally a marked decline in the
    quality of life. they called this plan the "Government's social contract with the people of Kenya."
  • Mwai Kibaki sworn in as president.

    Mwai Kibaki sworn in as president.
    In the General Election that took place on December 27, 2002 Mwai Kibaki was elected the 3rd president of the Rebulic of Kenya. Before his presidency, Kibaki served as: parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Finance, a minister at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, VP of Kenya, Othaya Kanu branch chairman, Leader of Government Business, and Chairman of the Sessional Committee.
  • Volcanic Ash Crisis damages crops

    Volcanic Ash Crisis damages crops
    Volcanic ash from the Icelandic volcano causes problems across the world for transportation and economy. In Kenya, the flower and vegetable industry was jurastically effected and precious African trade roses had to be pulled out of the ground and thrown away because of the damage. This cost the Kenyan economy approximately $15 million,