An introduction to the history of kenya

Portuguese rule in East Africa focused mainly on a coastal strip centred in Mombasa. Bitterness grew between the Indians and the Europeans. Kenya thereby became a one-party state under KANU. Under Seyyid Saidthe Omani sultan who moved his capital to Zanzibar inthe Arabs set up long-distance trade routes into the interior.

Even before it was officially declared a British colony inthese settlers were allowed a voice in government, while the Africans and the Asians were banned from direct political participation until The Swahili culture developed its own written language; the language incorporated elements from different civilisations, with Arabic as its strongest quality.

History of Kenya

The railway opened up the interior, not only to the European farmers, missionaries and administrators, but also to systematic government programmes to attack slavery, witchcraft, disease and famine.

A diversity of new parties were formed in early and in December of that year, multiparty democracy was restored and elections were held with several parties participating. The Sultan of Zanzibar agreed that simultaneous with independence for the Colony of Kenya, the Sultan would cease to have sovereignty over the Protectorate of Kenya so that all of Kenya would be one sovereign, independent state.

Its coastal region is on the southeast, and to the east lies Somalia. However, in DecemberParliament annulled the one party section of the constitution. The northwestern Turkana region was especially affected, [68] with local schools shut down as a result.

Benjamin Mkapa and His Excellency Mr. To protect their interests, the settlers banned the growing of coffee, introduced a hut tax, and the landless were granted less and less land in exchange for their labour. Swahili culture and trade[ edit ] This section needs expansion. Recent findings near Lake Turkana indicate that hominids such as Homo habilis 1.

Ethiopia is to the north, the Sudan to the northwest, and Uganda directly to the west. Moreover, the region has long been a migratory path, passed through by wave upon wave of peoples from all over Africa and, later, from the Middle East as well. The young princess cut short her trip and returned home immediately to take her throne.

The emergence of mass opposition in —91 and demands for constitutional reform were met by rallies against pluralism. The British began counter-insurgency operations. The veterans did escape democracy and taxation in Britain, but they failed in their efforts to gain control of the colony.

Incipient imperial rivalry was forestalled when Germany handed its coastal holdings to Britain inin exchange for German control over the coast of Tanganyika.A brief Introduction to Kenya.

Kenya in East Africa is often considered to be the birthplace of the luxury African safari experience and remains a popular destination. A Brief History on Kenya Pre-colonial history. Around BC, Cushitic-speaking people from northern Africa settled in the part of East Africa that is now Kenya.

Geography. Kenya lies across the equator in east-central Africa, on the coast of the Indian Ocean. It is twice the size of Nevada. Kenya borders Somalia to the east, Ethiopia to the north, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, and Sudan to the northwest.

History & People. Kenya has known the presence of humankind since the very earliest development of our ultimedescente.comer, the region has long been a migratory path, passed through by wave upon wave of peoples from all over.

Kenya Introduction Introduction to the spectacular and diverse country of Kenya. Kenya’s safari history goes back to the early ’s and its fine tradition of personal guiding and warm hospitality still exists today.

While a few wildlife parks have become commercially busy, it is a mistake to assume that exclusive safari regions. The arrival of the Southern Nilotes in Kenya occurred shortly before the introduction of iron to East Africa. An economic history of Kenya (East African Publishers, ) Ochieng, William R., ed.

Themes in Kenyan History. Ohio U. Press, pp. Ochieng, William R., ed.

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