British threw the Berlin conference when east Africa divided into territories of influence. The British founded east African protectorate and opened fertile high lands to white settlers.
Kenya became a farming place to trade products made by British industries. At this time Kenya is also a military base.
Members of Kikuyu, Mere, Komba tribes took an oath of unity and secrecy to fight for freedom from the British rule. This caused a Mau Mau movement toward national sovereignty.
Jomo Kenyatta was charged with directing Mua Mau which put him away in prison for the next seven years
Didan Kimathi was arrested in Mau Mau for uprising as leader of struggle for independence
African participation occured as Europeans, Asians, and Africans were admitted into the Kenya legislative council.
Kenya is in a State of emergency as Kenyans are incarcerated in detention camps.
The communist soviet union and the united states never confronted each other directly in the cold war. since Kenya was a British colony until 1963 and Britain was the United States biggest ally Naturally Kenya fought on the side of the United States
Kenya became a republic and joined the British commonwealth
First direct elections cause Kenyatta's release and resulted in him becoming the first prime minister. All in the same year, Kenya gained its independence.
Disputed elections in late December 2007 spurred outbreaks of violence across the country. This spur of violence killed more than 600 people. This made people fear that Kenya would split on tribal lines and go into a period of instability. However, this is not surprising due to the fact that they are still a young democracy.
Up until 2007, Kenya was considered the most stable country in Africa. Kenya had a healthy and broadly based economic expansion under president Mwai Kibaki.