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Kenyan Independence

  • Formation of British East African Protectorate

    Formation of British East African Protectorate
    Kenya had been a German protectorate in 1885
    - Early struggle with foreign dominance
  • White settlers move into highlands

    White settlers move into highlands
  • East African Protectorate becomes crown colony of Kenya

    East African Protectorate becomes crown colony of Kenya
    The area is now administered by a British governor.
  • KAU is formed

    KAU is formed
  • Jomo Kenyatta becomes KAU leader

    Jomo Kenyatta becomes KAU leader
  • Start of Mau Mau campaigns

    Start of Mau Mau campaigns
  • KAU is banned

    KAU is banned
    Kenyatta is charged with management of Mau Mau and jailed
  • Mau Mau rebellion put down

    Mau Mau rebellion put down
    Thousands killed - mainly Africans.
  • Kenyatta released from jail

    Kenyatta released from jail
    But he remains under house arrest.
  • State of emergency ends

    State of emergency ends
  • Kenyatta assumes presidency of KANU

    Kenyatta assumes presidency of KANU
    Kenyatta ia finally freed.
  • Kenya gains independence

    Kenya gains independence
    Kenyatta becomes prime minister.
  • Republic of Kenya formed

    Republic of Kenya formed
    Kenyatta becomes president and Odinga vice-president.