When was Kenya a British colony?
1920-1963 (Britain had owned Kenya since 1895, but Kenya didn't become a colony until 1920).
The British controlled Kenya as a colony.
Kenya was a British Protectorate from 1895-1920 (25 years) and a colony from 1920-1963 (43 years)
Yes, it was a British colony until 1963.
The British established the Kenya Colony.
Not since 1963.
In 1920 Kenya became part of the British Empire when it became a British crown colony. It continued as a British crown colony until 1963 when Kenya gained its independence.
The British named their colony of the East Africa Protectorate to Kenya Colony in 1920, named after Mount Kenya. When Kenya achieved independence, they kept the name.
Although the United Kingdom had controlled Kenya since 1895, it only became a colony in 1920.
Actually, Kenya was its own Colony. There were no colonies inside of it.
Yes, until 1963.
Coastal Kenya was ruled by Zanzibar and became part of a German "protectorate" (colony) in 1885, before becoming a British colony from 1888 to 1963.
1920-1963. However, Kenya had been controlled by the British since the 1890's
Kenya was part of the British Empire beginning in 1895. It became a colony in 1920 and was granted independence in 1963. The East Africa Protectorate, which was the area of present-day Kenya, was established in 1895. A legislative council was established there in 1907 to communicate the settlers' needs. The settlers wanted to become a Crown Colony so that their European interests were better represented. In 1920, it became a British colony known as… Read More
No and Yes. Kenya was a British colony. Small parts of Kenya such as the port city of Mombassa and its environs were historically part of the Portuguese Empire, but by the 1800s, Portugal was not able to prevent the British from colonizing all of Kenya.
Keny was a British colony from around 1890 until 1962, so a little over 70 years. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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… Read More
The former British East Africa colony is now Kenya.
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
Kenya was initially known as the East Africa Protectorate by the British. In 1920, the area became known as the Kenya colony. The Republic of Kenya became independent in 1963.
Kenya was for many years a British colony and English is still the official language but a lot of Swahili is also used.
Kenya was a territory of the United Kingdom from 1888 to 1963 (75 years). Kenya was controlled by the Imperial British East Africa Company from 1888 to 1895 (7 years). Kenya was known as the East Africa Protectorate from 1895 to 1920 (25 years). So, it was controlled by the UK, but it was not actually a colony. Kenya was a Colony from 1920 to 1963 (43 years).
Could it be .. Nairobi? Dottie.
No Obama father is a Harvard graduate economist. Obama father is from Kenya. Kenya is a former British colony. Their economic system is model after that of Great Britain
Actually, Kenya was its own Colony.
In 1886 the UK gained control of East Africa. But, the British were pooling their resources for South Africa. So, in 1888, they allowed a corporation (Imperial British East Africa Company) to take control of East Africa. By 1894, though, the company was failing, so the British Government took control. In 1895 East Africa became a Protectorate of the United Kingdom. In 1920, British East Africa was split into the Uganda Protectorate and the Kenya… Read More
In 1963 the Kenya Colony became the Commonwealth of Kenya. In 1964 the name was once again changed to the Republic of Kenya.
B. B. Vincent has written: 'Evolution of British policy in Kenya Colony'
Barack Obama is a U.S. citizen by virtue of his mother and British (United Kingdom and Colonies) by virtue of his father, Kenya was a British colony until 1963.
A Crown Colony.
Most Kenyans are Protestant Christian, and the Anglican Church is prominant. Kenya was once a British colony. There is a significant number of Catholics in Kenya, which is an influence from the original Portuguese colonists.
Kenya is named after a mountain of the same name. It was given by the Kikuyu people who lived around present day Mt. Kenya which they referred to as Kirinyaga or Kerenyaga, meaning 'mountain of whiteness' because of its snow capped peak. Mt Kirinyaga which was the main landmark became synonymous with the territory the British later claimed as their colony. However, the name Kenya arose out of the inability of the British and others… Read More
Kenya was a colony of the British Empire. Korea was also once under colonization. Kyrgyzstan and Kosovo were also "states" at one time (Kyrgyzstan being part of the USSR and Kosovo a part of Yugoslavia).
Marjorie Ruth Dilley has written: 'British policy in Kenya Colony' -- subject(s): Politics and government, Colonies
Kenya was strategic to the British control of the Suez and Egypt.
because there are no british people in kenya and they wanted some
The United Kingdom
Barack Obama Senior was born in Kenya, back when it was a British colony. His father was named Onyango Obama, and his mother was Habiba Akumu Nyanjango.
The British effectively ruled Kenya from 1890 to 1963
The British Empire colonized Kenya in 1895. Britain colonized Kenya for reasons of economics and power. Kenya provided Britain with a sense of security over their hold on the Nile.
No it was not a British colony.
No. the U.S is not a British colony because the U.S is a country not a colony.
From 1895 to 1920, Kenya (then named East Africa) was a protectorate. Then, from 1920 to December 1963, Kenya was a colony. However, a small strip of land on the Kenyan coast remained a semi-seperate protectorate until October 1963.
MMMh, what exactly do you mean? Kenya has been independent from the British since 1963.
Queen Victoria was the queen when the British took over Kenya.
Kenya was colonized by the british.
Currently, Obama only has American citizenship. But, he was a dual citizen of both the United States and Kenya until the age of 23, after which he lost his Kenyan citizenship due to the Kenyan constitution limit. There is speculation that because Kenya was a British Colony at the time of Obama's birth and that his father was a British citizen he may be able to claim UK citizenship as well.
india was the richest british colony
It was a British protectorate and was called British East Africa until 1963. I would imagine the reason the question has not been answered has something to do with the validity of Barack Obama's birth certificate. From what I have read, it was called "Kenya Colony" but I do not know when it began being called "Kenya" as it is today. Because of the controversy over the birth certificate, you can probably get Kenyans and… Read More
The first British colony in the U.S. that was successful was Jamestown, but the very first colony was the Roanoke colony.