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The capital city of Kenya is Nairobi. And the official name is Republic of Kenya.
The currency of Kenya is Kenya shilling.
The population is 25.2 million people!
In Kenya they speak Swahili.
Here is a diagram of religion persuasion in Kenya.
From the 10th century, Arab coastal settlers mixed with indigenous peoples in the region. Britain’s need for a route to land- locked Uganda led to the formation in 1895 of the British East African Protectorate in the coastal region.
1900-1918 White settlement of interior; removal of local peoples from land.
Interior becomes a British colony; coast remains protectorate.
Jomo Kenyatta goes to UK; stays 14 years.
Kenyan African Union (KAU) formed; Kenyatta returns to lead it.
Mau Mau, Kikuyu-led violent campaign to restore African lands. State of emergency. 13,000 people killed.
KAU banned. Kenyatta jailed.
State of emergency ends. Tom Mboya and Oginga Odinga form KANU.
Kenyatta freed; takes up presidency of KANU.
KANU wins elections. Kenyatta prime minister. Full independence declared.
Republic of Kenya formed with Kenyatta as president and Odinga as vice-president.
Odinga defects to form Kenya People’s Union (KPU)
KANU is sole party to contests elections (also 1974). KANU Sec-Gen Tom Mboya assassinated. Unrest. KPU banned and Odinga arrested.
Kenyatta dies. Vice-President Daniel arap Moi succeeds him.
Kenya declared a one-party state. Opposition to Moi. Abortive air-force coup. Odinga Rearrested.
Election turnout under 50%.
Open ‘queue-voting’ replaces secret ballot in first stage of general elections. Other measures to extend Moi’s powers incite position.
Government acts to suppress opposition groups. Political arrests and human rights abuses attract overseas criticism.
Moi wins third term and extends his control over judiciary.
Finance Minister George Saioti replaces Vice-Pres J Karanja after corruption allegiations. Political prisoners freed.
Government implicated in deaths of Foreign Minister Report Ouko and Anglican archbishop. Riots. Odinga and others form FORD, which is outlawed by government.
Arrest of FORD leaders and attempts to stop pro-democracy demonstrations. Donors suspend aid. Moi agrees to introduce multiparty system. Ethnic violence on increase.
FORD splits into factions led by ex-minister Kenneth Matiba and Odinga. Opposition weakness helps Moi win December elections.