Summary


1895-1963: British rule: theft and exploitation.

1929: Kenyatta goes to London.

1944: KAU established.

1947: Kenyatta returns.

1952-1956: Mau Mau crushed. KAU banned, Kenyatta jailed.

1957: Africans elected to council.

1960: KANU formed.

1961: Kenyatta released. KANU win elections. British protect wealth.

1963: Independence, Kenyatta PM.

1964: Republic of Kenya declared.

1969: Ethnic violence.

1978: Kenyatta dies. Moi president.

1981-1982: Dissent suppressed.

1982: One party state. Coup fails.

1984: Massacre by government.

1986-2001: Repression & violence.

1999: Mau Mau sue UK gov.

2002: UK MoD to pay $7m+ to victims. Moi's rule ended.