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.
- 1920 Interior becomes a British colony; coast remains protectorate.
- 1930 Jomo Kenyatta goes to UK; stays 14 years.
- 1944 Kenyan African Union (KAU) formed; Kenyatta returns to lead it.
- 1952-1956 Mau Mau, Kikuyu-led violent campaign to restore African lands. State of emergency. 13,000 people killed.
- 1953 KAU banned. Kenyatta jailed.
- 1960 State of emergency ends. Tom Mboya and Oginga Odinga form KANU.
- 1961 Kenyatta freed; takes up presidency of KANU.
- 1963 KANU wins elections. Kenyatta prime minister. Full independence declared.
- 1964 Republic of Kenya formed with Kenyatta as president and Odinga as vice-president.
- 1966 Odinga defects to form Kenya People’s Union (KPU)
- 1969 KANU is sole party to contests elections (also 1974). KANU Sec-Gen Tom Mboya assassinated. Unrest. KPU banned and Odinga arrested.
- 1978 Kenyatta dies. Vice-President Daniel arap Moi succeeds him.
- 1982 Kenya declared a one-party state. Opposition to Moi. Abortive air-force coup. Odinga Rearrested.
- 1983 Election turnout under 50%.
- 1986 Open ‘queue-voting’ replaces secret ballot in first stage of general elections. Other measures to extend Moi’s powers incite position.
- 1987 Government acts to suppress opposition groups. Political arrests and human rights abuses attract overseas criticism.
- 1988 Moi wins third term and extends his control over judiciary.
- 1989 Finance Minister George Saioti replaces Vice-Pres J Karanja after corruption allegiations. Political prisoners freed.
- 1990 Government implicated in deaths of Foreign Minister Report Ouko and Anglican archbishop. Riots. Odinga and others form FORD, which is outlawed by government.
- 1991 Arrest of FORD leaders and attempts to stop pro-democracy demonstrations. Donors suspend aid. Moi agrees to introduce multiparty system. Ethnic violence on increase.
- 1992 FORD splits into factions led by ex-minister Kenneth Matiba and Odinga. Opposition weakness helps Moi win December elections.
- 1994 Odinga dies.
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