Politics in Kenya in the 20th Century

4 April 2015
This paper discusses the role of the Mau Mau tribe in Kenya’s independence. Also, the role of Jomo Kenyatta and the Kikuyu Central Association regarding liberation from British oppression.

This paper discusses the political situation in Kenya, specifically the Mau Mau tribe. The author explains the role of the British, and their eventual eradication from Kenya.
The road to freedom and development in modern day Africa has been a lengthy struggle for the continent’s nations. Political negotiations, violent uprisings, and anti- European liberation movements were all employed by different African countries at various times, depending on how difficult achieving independence would be. For nations like Tanganyika, independence was obtained through less hectic means; as this country’s primary nationalist movement (Tanganyika African National Union), led by Julius Nyere, won a decisive majority in the 1958 British parliamentary election. TANU’s victory coupled with the support they received from several powerful white-settler politicians resulted in independence for this nation, ultimately constructed around a fair and non-racial constitution.
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