Kenya celebrates 49 years of self-rule today – Mau Mau brought independence
Posted by African Press International on June 1, 2012
The British lost control of Kenya in 1963 when Kenya got self-rule with Jomo Kenyatta as the first Prime Minister. In 1964, the country became a Republic with Kenyatta as the first President.
Since then, the country has had Daniel Moi as president, a man who ruled for 24 years, and now President Mwai Kibaki who is supposed to retire at the end of this year.
The country has achieved many good things on the way, and now the new constitution that was promulgated on August 2010 which has led to things getting better for the people who now have a great say in the affairs that affect them on a daily basis.
API congratulates the Kenyan people on this important occasion.