Agence France-PresseDecember 12, 2013 02:20
Here is a compilation of key dates in Kenya since it won independence in 1963.
- December 12, 1963: Kenya, under British administration since 1895, gains independence following the Mau Mau insurrection that left at least 10,000 people dead, with some estimates far higher.
- October 10, 1978: Daniel arap Moi is proclaimed president following the death of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya's first head of state, and begins a long, iron-fisted rule.
- June 9, 1982: Kenya is officially declared a one-party state.