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Kenya History and Geography

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Kenya History and Geography

Kenya History and Geography - Kenya travel safari.

Geographie: Covering an area of 582,640 km², Kenya has a population of almost 30 million inhabitants and its capital is Nairobi. Kenya is officially a republic. This East African country, bathing by the Indian Ocean, is bordered to the north by Sudan and Ethiopia, to the east by Somalia, to the south by Tanzania and to the west by Uganda.

Kenya has more than 500km of coast lined with islands (Lamu), separated from the Indian Ocean by coral reefs. There are two main rivers, the Tana and the Galana. The country is in fact a wide arid or semi-arid plateau, that covers 4/5ths of Kenya. The highest summit is Mount Kenya which reaches 5199m at its peak. Further west the huge depression of the Rift Valley is marked by a succession of steep cliffs.


Historical outline.


1498: arrival of the first Europeans with the Portuguese sailor Vasco de Gama.

1888: English settlement.

1895: protectorate then British colony from 1920

1920 — 1925 : Jomo Kenyatta establishes a party in favour of independence.

1920 — 1956 : Mau Mau revolt; harsh British suppression and arrest of Kenyatta who is freed in 1961

1961: Autonomy

1963: independence of the country as part of the Commonwealth.

1964: Kenyatta is President until his death in 1978

1978 1992-1996: ethnic troubles that will soon lead to the  » closure  » of some western

Kenya won its independence in 1956, after the end of the Mau-Mau’s terrible struggle the parti that rose up against the government established by the English. Elections took place in 1957. A new constitution was drawn up, with strict monitoring by the British Government. Official positions were split according to race.

1998: nti-American terrorist attack in Nairobi.

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