1000 BC Many different types of African people started to settle in Kenya.
5000B.C. The first great civilization in Africa began in the Nile Valley.
700 AD The Arab’s established coastal settlements.
1500-1700 The Portuguese ruled all of the coastal area.
1895 Kenya became a colony of Britain.
1901 Britain completed a railroad in between Mombassa and Lake Victoria.
1950 Nairobi became the capital of Kenya.
1920’s The Europeans controlled all of Kenya’s government.
1929 Jomo Kenyatta went to Great Britain to argue for Kenya’s freedom.
1940 Kenyans began a movement against British rule.
1944 The Kikuyu and other Kenyans formed a political party called the Kenyan
African Union. (KAU)
1947 Jomo Kenyatta became the leader of KAU. (Kenya Africa Union)
1953 The British declared state of emergency and sent 80,000 African’s to
1956 Kenya began the process of self government.
1963 Kenya gained independence from Britain, and became a free nation.
1978 President Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s first leader, died. Vice President Daniel T.
arap Moi took over as president.
1982 KANU officially became Kenya’s only illegal political party.
1990 Riots broke out in Nairobi to support of a multiparty system.
1991 Kenya’s constitution was amended to allow for a multiparty system.
1992 Moi became the president of the KANU.