When did Kenya become known as Kenya?
"As part of East Africa, Kenya has seen human habitation since the Lower Paleolithic period. The Bantu expansion reached the area by the first millennium AD, and the borders of the modern state comprise the crossroads of the Niger-Congo, Nilo-Saharan, and Afro-Asiatic linguistic areas of Africa, making Kenya a truly multi-cultural state. European and Arab presence in Mombasa dates to the Early Modern period, but European exploration of the interior began only in the 19th century. The British Empire established the East Africa Protectorate in 1895, known from 1920 as the Kenya Colony. The independent Republic of Kenya was founded in December 1963."
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Kenya is named after Mt. Kenya its highest mountain. It is the second highest mountain in Africa after Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. It is a misconception that the name Kenya originated from its first president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. And whilst the name came from Mt. Kenya, the mountain was not origina…lly called Kenya as Kikuyu locals called it Kirinyaga (mountain of whiteness). British colonialists found it hard to pronounce hence Kiinyaa and later Kenya (Home of the Gods). (MORE)
In the mid 1880's, Europe was busy Colonizing Africa. One of theunclaimed spaces was modern-day Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, knownas the "Sultanate of Zanzibar". Both the UK and German Empirewanted the land. So, they decided to split it up. The UK got Kenyaand Uganda, while Germany got Tanzania. Howe…ver, the UK was toobusy sending its resources to South Africa, trying to build herColonies there. So, the UK ceded the newly gained land to theImperial British East Africa Company. Unfortunately, less than tenyears later the company became bankrupt and the land was once againtaken back by the UK government. They set up a Government known asthe East Africa Protectorate. In 1920 the protectorate was split upand part of it became the Kenya Colony. (MORE)
The capital city of Kenya is Nairobi Nairobi is the capital and largestcity of Kenya.
Answer . Kenya is located in Africa, on the East, just below the "horn" that is Somalia. It's bordered by the Indian Ocean on the South East, Tanzania on the South, Uganda on the West, Sudan on the North West, Ethiopia on the North and Somalia on the North East. The equator divides Kenya rough…ly in two. Kenya's time is GMT +3 (or Moscow non-summer time). Kenya also borders Lake Victoria, the second largest fresh water lake (also the source of the Nile). Other notable features in Kenya are: Mt. Kenya (second highest mountain on Africa after Kilimanjaro), the Rift Valley, Masai Mara wildlife reserve, Lake Nakuru (known for having flamingoes) and Lamu (UNESCO World Heritage Site). (MORE)
Kenya was declared a republic on 12 December 1964, when substantial changes were made to the Kenyan constitution to provide for governance of the country as a presidential republic. Elizabeth II ceased to be head of state and the position of Governor-General was abolished. The British Parliament ena…cted the Kenya Republic Act 1965 to provide that Kenya's status as a republic would not affect Kenyans' status as Commonwealth citizens and British subjects. From independence on 12 December 1963 to the constitutional reforms of 12 December 1964, Kenya was governed as a constitutional monarchy with Elizabeth II as head of state. All duties of the Queen were exercised by the Governor-General of Kenya. Though Kenyan citizens ceased to be citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies on independence, they remained British subjects by virtue of their citizenship in a country that was a member of the Commonwealth. (MORE)
Kenya became an independent state on 12 December 1963. Kenya's legal status as an independent nation was provided for by section 1 of the Kenya Independence Act 1963, an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. That Act provided, "On and after 12th December 1963 (in this Act referred to as 'the …appointed day') Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom shall have no responsibility for the government of Kenya or any part thereof." On independence, Kenya became a constitutional monarchy with Elizabeth II as head of state. All duties of the Queen were exercised by the Governor-General of Kenya. Though Kenyan citizens ceased to be citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies, they remained British subjects by virtue of their citizenship in a country that was a member of the Commonwealth. On 12 December 1964, major amendments to the Kenyan constitution came into force. The amendments provided for the governance of Kenya as a presidential republic. Elizabeth II ceased to be head of state and the position of Governor-General was abolished. The British Parliament enacted the Kenya Republic Act 1965 to provide that Kenya's status as a republic would not affect Kenyans' status as Commonwealth citizens and British subjects. (MORE)
Kenya became a country on December 12, 1963 when it declaredindependence from the United Kingdom. At that time, the KenyaAfrican National Union formed a government which would become thegovernment of the new country.
Although the United Kingdom had controlled Kenya since 1895, itonly became a colony in 1920.
There's Jomokenyatta international airport (JKIA), mombasa international airport, Kisumu airport, eldoret airport and several other small airstrips.
Kenya was created in 1920 from the British East AfricaProtectorate. Kenya was given independence on Dec 12, 1963 fromBritain.
Kenya was part of the British Empire beginning in 1895. It became acolony in 1920 and was granted independence in 1963. The East Africa Protectorate, which was the area of present-dayKenya, was established in 1895. A legislative council wasestablished there in 1907 to communicate the settlers' need…s. Thesettlers wanted to become a Crown Colony so that their Europeaninterests were better represented. In 1920, it became a Britishcolony known as the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya; however, allAfricans were excluded from participation until 1944. The colonywas a British military base in both World War I and World War II.The British agreed on independence in 1963. (MORE)
President Mwai Kibaki is the current Kenya president in a joint-coalition government with Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Sky. Sea. Animals. Rift Valley. Quiet white beaches. Cities. Nightclubs. The sun. Shops. Television. Blu-ray. PS3. African people. White people. Indian people. Mixed race people. Other race people. Roads. Beggars. Rich politicians. Cars. Cows. Dogs. Bowling alleys. Restaurants. Lots and lots of chea…p and yummy restaurants. Me. Etcetera. (MORE)
In alphabetical order the lakes in Kenya are: Baringo-Bogoria Chew Bahir Elmenteita Kamnarok Logipi Magadi Naivasha Nakuru Turkana Victoria
Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nyeri, Meru and Machakos are all cities in Kenya. Nairobi is also the capital.
Kenya is a developing country. It is one of Africa's "lioneconomies". As of 2013, there is a high level of economic growth onthe continent, specially on its telecommunications industry.
When in Kenya, some of the things that tourists do is go on a Kenya safari. Kenya national parks are the places where people go on a Kenya safari.
The best thing to do when your in Kenya is to go on safari's and see all the safari animals or visit the tropical beaches or just chill and sun bathe! :P
Kenya is in Africa and is nown for the safari parks . Kenya has many wild animals and has many schools
water skiing, bird watching, bungey jumping, water rafting, mountain climbing, terrain walking, animal watching, rock climbing......
Just a simple advice to all web users. "Before posting a question, be sure to just search for answers on the Internet. Chances are, that some else asked the question and there is an answer." Your question is based on the correct assumption. You assume that Obama is from Kenya. and he is. His fathe…r was a from Kenyaas well. Although an extract of live birth showed Obama was born in the USA (Hawaii), in fact he was not born there. Here is one affidavit to that end:. I asked Ms. Obama specifically, "Were you present when your grandson Barack Obama was born in Kenya?" this was asked to her in translation twice, and both times she specifically replied, "Yes! Yes she was! She was present when Obama was born." Though, some few younger relatives, including Mr. Ogombe, have obviously been versed to counter such facts with the common purported information from the American news media that Obama was born in Hawaii, Ms. Sarah Hussein Obama was very adamant that her grandson, Senator Barack Hussein Obama, was born in Kenya, and that she was present and witnessed his birth in Kenya, not the United States. . When Mr. Ogombe attempted to counter Sarah Obama' clear responses to the question, verifying the birth of Senator Barack Obama in Kenya, I asked Mr. Ogombe, how she could be present at Barack Obama's birth if the Senator was born in Hawaii, but Ogombe would not answer the question, instead he repeatedly tried to insert that, "No, No, No, He was born in the United States!" But during the conversation, Ms. Sarah Hussein Obama never changed her reply that she was in deed present when Senator Barack Obama was born in Kenya. . Testimony of the Kenyan ambassador and the news that the Imam with his Kenyan birth certificate has flown to the UK further confirm this. . (MORE)
at a guess, the tribes that live there, the wide open plains and the big five which can be found there, such as giraffes, lions, cheetahs, elephants and rhino's.
there are safari's and game drives round Nirobi and many other things too. try going on a Kenyan Travel site for more information.
Kenya is also known: . tribal warfare (sad, but what do you expect when there aretribes with rivalries that have continued for over a century?) . mountains (such as Mt. Kenya, Mt. Elgon, Mt. Longonot, MountSuswa) . The Great Rift Valley . The coastal beaches . The Great Wildebeest migration …(7th Wonder of the world) . Roast Goat (Roast meats are called 'Nyama Choma' inSwahili) . Lovely people . face painting . people jumping up and down with spears (Refers to thetraditional cultural dance of the male warriors in the Maasai tribewhich is part of the 42 indigenous tribes on Kenya) . dancing round fires (Not really dancing based on culturalroots. We just love our bonfires, who doesn't?) . Great food such as Pilau, chapati, samosa, biryani, mukimo,ugali, kachumbari, nyama choma (Google either of them) . Lion King ( 'Hakuna Matata'? this is Swahili for 'NoWorries') (MORE)
Kenyais a country in East Africa, Bodering the Indian Ocean in theSouth East, Somalia in the East, Ethiopia in the North, Sudan inthe North West, Uganda in the West and Tanzania in the South. Thecountry stradles the equator, and the Great Rift valley, and on itswestern edge is Lake Victoria, which i…s widely believed to be thesource of the Nile. Its capital, Nairobi, is on map coordinates 1ÃÂ°16' S and 36ÃÂ° 48' E . Kenya being filled with diverse flora andfauna is considered to be the most desirous place to visit by theexplorers, adventure seekers and wildlife lovers. (MORE)
No. What is now Kenya was mostly contained in what was known as British East Africa. Rhodesia became Zimbabwe April 18th 1980.
You will have to attend University for four years. Then you are anintern at a law firm for a year. Then you wait another year to seeif you are admitted from the bar exam. The law firm you work for isnot required to keep you.
Not yet, there isn't! On the African continent, I am only aware of McDonald's being present in South Africa, Egypt, and Morocco. Although there are rumors abound that McDonald's will open in Kenya in late 2013, following on the recent opening of KFC and soon-to-be opened Subway. Yes, but as you know… kenyans stank. George Bush established the mc donalds in Kenya, but now we recently found out he hates the blacks. He doesn't let them inside that's why they are all starving. The above is absolute rubbish. there is no mcdonalds in Kenya and we are not starving!! (MORE)
They can give money to the people/tribes of Kenya instead of building big and expensive hotels. Also the tourists/visitors can live with the Kenyan people/tribes instead of paying lots to stay in a hotel. If they stayed with the people/tribes they would get a better experience and more out of their …holiday because they could eat the same food as they do. Any money they saved they could give to the people/tribes so they can afford to get their children into schools and have a better future. If they carried out/on this the people/tribes of Kenya would be glad for many more generations because any money left over could get passed on through the family. (MORE)
The Nile crocodile has several subspecies. One, the Kenyan Nile crocodile, is also known as the Kenya alligator. However it is not a true alligator, but a crocodile.
The only four that I know are Acacia and Baobab and Doum Palm Trees and Mangroves
You can fly in with various airlines, or take a boat to the coast, or drive from surrounding countries.
No. Bison refer to those animals found in North America, not Africa. Cape Buffalo are not bison, but they can be found in Kenya. However, due to overhunting, numbers are dwindling.
Most parts of Kenya are very poor, so there is very slim transportation at all. Most of them ride on homemade bycicles and scooters. Where there is transportation, it is usually a public bus or safari Jeep. To transport goods, they usually use shantyboats, which are usually rafts with gasoline-power…ed fans attached to the back. If it is goods arriving from another country, the planes would land on a rugged dirt landing strip, usually in the middle of a dense forest as not to disrupt any of the residents, whereas if it was by boat, they would arrive at a small wooden dock, which is usually difficult to unload goods onto because of its poor structure and building materials. (MORE)
Yes Kenya is a tropical country. It lies between the tropic of cancer tropic of Capricorn. The equator passes almost right in the the middle of the country http:\\medicalkenya.co.ke
From the U.S., the most common way is by plane. A small percentage of travelers go by ship.
Basically, the people that travel to Kenya are either tourists whowould like to see Kenya and what it can offer to their vacationneeds, immigrants of whom want to stay in Kenya, business peoplewho want to invest in the country, People with missions, people whowould like to study, and maybe people wh…o would like to research.All in all, anyone could travel and visit the country granted thatthey may be given entry. (MORE)
Swahili is a Bantu language spoken by about 35 million people in Tanzania, Burundi, Congo (Kinshasa) Kenya, Mayotte, Mozambique, Oman, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa , Uganda, UAE and the USA. Swahili is an official language of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya and is used as a lingua franca throughout Eas…t Africa. The name Swahili comes from the Arabic word sawÄhil (coasts) and the language contains a lot of vocabulary from Arabic, Persian, Malagasy, English, German and Portuguese. The earliest known manuscript in Swahili, a poetic epic, was written in the Arabic script and dates from 1728. During the the 19th century Swahili was used as the main language of administration by the European colonial powers in East Africa and under their influence the Latin alphabet was increasingly used to write it. The first Swahili newspaper, Habari ya Mwezi , was published by missionaries in 1895. (MORE)
Introduction: Sacco is short for savings and creditsco-operative organisation. A co-operative society is an autonomousassociation of persons united voluntarily to meet their commoneconomic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through ajointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise. I…t poolstogether human resources in the spirit of self and mutual help withthe object of providing services and support to members. Reasons why Saccos are so popular inKenya. 1)Cheaper source of funds and loans. SACCO interest rates on bothsavings and loans are generally better than rates given by banksand the reason for this is that SACCOs have very low overheads ascompared to banks that pay low interest on savings but charge a lotof interest to cover their overheads. Therefore most Kenyans wouldrather save in SACCOs than in commercial banks as doing this isless expensive for them. 2) SACCOs educate their members on financial matters by teachingprudent handling of money, how to keep track of finances, how tobudget and why to keep away from hire purchases and loan sharks.This helps to inform financial decisions of the Kenyans and helpsthem to spend or save their money wisely as opposed to some biggerbanks which may not have time to give financial advice to itscustomers. 3) SACCOs pay dividends on shares to their members once the SACCOis established and profitable. Members therefore take pride inowning their own SACC and will save more money in their SACCOs asthe more shares they are able to buy in the SACCOs, the more theirdividends once the SACCO becomes profitable. 4) SACCO loans are insured. Upon the death of a member the estatewill not have to repay any loans outstanding to the SACCO. Thishelps in keeping the financial security of the family of thedeceased member as the SACCO does not go after them in trying torecover the loan. 5) Savings are mobilised locally and returned to members in theform of loans. The ideal model invests 80% of mobilised savings tomembers in the form of loans. The money stays and works within themembers as opposed to other forms of financial institutions wheredepositing funds does not guarantee the qualification for a loanfacility from that institution. 6) SACCOs perform a critical and unique function as financialintermediaries. They mobilise significant volumes of personalsavings and channel them into small loans for productive andprovident purposes at the community level. This resourcemobilization leads to general economic growth at the communitylevel as members can access funding for their projects. 7) Accessibility. SACCOs are formed in different areas even inremote areas where banks are not easily accessible. As such, peoplewith common interests or goals or working in a similar professionmay join together and form a SACCO by pulling together their ownfinances to create a source of funding for their own projects. 8)Easy Formation. Forming a SACCO does not have a lot of requirementsas opposed to registering a bank. The founders need not be peoplewith financial skills or expertise. As most Kenyans fall into thiscategory of persons, it is easier for them to join or form SACCOsrather than other financial institutions. (MORE)
Kenya is not in a desert but there is a desert in Kenya, the NyiriDesert, also called the Nyika, or Tarudesert, desert, located inthe south-central part of the country.
Kenya was known to be Kenya by first between the 16th and 17th century by tugese but declared independence from the British colonies on December 12, 1963.
1963 Before Kenya gained independence in 1963 from British rule, it was officially called the "Colony of Kenya". The name Kenya cactually came from the mountain in the same name called mount kenya because the British couldn't pronounce it well at the time
Too many to name. - Simpler life = higher morals and community-based values. - Cheap life = more luxury for someone who is lower middle-class income - Food is still unprocessed - much healthier - People make time for each other and are genuinely interested in helping strangers - Sun, sun, …and more sun. - Education system is less biased and narrow-minded than Western counterparts - Little to no bullying in schools - Amazing - and cheap - restaurants - Safaris, beach vacation, and landscape viewing (Mt Kenya, Rift Valley) - all in one country. - English main language (MORE)
the British did but then they fought back and won their independence in Dec. 12, 1963
She was a renowned news anchor of KTN but faded completely from the limelight after her controversial relationship with a man from 'Finger of God' so-called ministry.
I have got no clue - that's the question I want answered. Well, they could try and boost tourism I guess #nocluehow x
Kenya's name derives from the Kikuyu name for Mount Kenya, Kere Nyaga (Ke-re-nya-ga) meaning 'mountain of God'. According to our elders, when one of the first men appeared in Kenya he met a Kikuyu man and asked him the name of the country and pointed at the mountain. The Kikuyu man mistakenly though…t that he was asking the name of the mountain and said 'Kere Nyaga' which he said quite quickly and came out 'Ke-nya'. After hearing this story it still baffles me why so many colonials called it 'Kee-nya' when the spelling would suggest that is 'Kenya' with only 1 'e' as in 'Ben', 'send' and 'when', not 2 as in 'seen' and 'been' and 'keen' ya? (MORE)
No, he did not. He visited Kenya for the first time in the late 1980s, and wrote about it in his book "Dreams from my Father." There has been talk on several occasions that he would visit Kenya during his presidency, but thus far, he has visited Ghana (2009) but has not made an official visit to Ken…ya. (MORE)
Not in most cases. If both parents are Americans, the case has not been positively settled in the courts. As a rule, the President must be a native born citizen.
Keny was a British colony from around 1890 until 1962, so a littleover 70 years. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kenya was initially a German Protectorate and became a BritishProtectora…te as a result of the outcome of the First World War. In 1920 the East Africa Protectorate was turned into a colony andrenamed Kenya, after its highest mountain. he first direct elections for native Kenyans to the LegislativeCouncil took place in 1957 and the Colony of Kenya and theProtectorate of Kenya each came to an end on 12 December 1963 whenKenya became independent. (MORE)