When did Kenya become and cease being colony?

Keny was a British colony from around 1890 until 1962, so a little over 70 years.
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Kenya was initially a German Protectorate and became a British Protectorate as a result of the outcome of the First World War.
In 1920 the East Africa Protectorate was turned into a colony and renamed Kenya, after its highest mountain.
he first direct elections for native Kenyans to the Legislative Council took place in 1957 and the Colony of Kenya and the Protectorate of Kenya each came to an end on 12 December 1963 when Kenya became independent.