What are some major events in Kenya’s history?

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What are some major events in Kenya’s history?

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  1. The colonial history of Kenya starts with the Berlin Conference of 1885 when European nations divided Africa among themselves. In 1894, the British government declared the East African Protectorate over Kenya and Uganda and, in 1920, the protectorate became a colony. The Kenya historical events timeline below highlights key events of the colonial period.
     

    1. #1. 1944: Kenyan African Union (KAU) formed to campaign for independence.
    2. #2. 1947: Jomo Kenyatta becomes KAU leader.
    3. #3. 1947: The Mau Mau rebel movement is born.
    4. #4. 1952: Mau Mau activities intensify.
    5. #5. 1953: Kenyatta is sentenced to seven years imprisonment.
    6. #6. 1959: Kenyatta is released from prison.
    7. #7. 1960: The state of emergency ends.
    8. #8. 1963 June 1: Kenya achieves internal self-government (Madaraka).
    9. #9. 1963 December 12: Kenya gains independence.

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