Tom Mboya

(1930—1969) labour leader and politician in Kenya

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Kenyan political leader. In 1960, as leader of the Kenya Independence Movement, he attended a conference in London on the future of Kenya, and was instrumental in securing a constitution which would give Africans political supremacy. In 1960 he became Secretary-General of the newly formed Kenya African National Union. After Kenya gained its independence (1963) he served in various senior ministerial posts. He was assassinated in 1969.

Subjects: African Studies.

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