Jomo Kenyatta

(c. 1891—1978) president of Kenya

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(c. 1891–1978)

Kenyan statesman, Prime Minister of Kenya in 1963 and President (1964–78). He was imprisoned from 1952 to 1961 for alleged complicity in the Mau Mau uprising. On his release he was elected President of the Kenya African National Union and led his country to independence in 1963, subsequently serving as independent Kenya's first President.

Subjects: History — African Studies.

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