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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 originally 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).

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Why was Kenya named 'Kenya' instead Kirinyaga'?

They named Kenya after there biggest mountain, and the first president was named after Kenya his named was Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. -Lexington.


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Was Jomo Kebyatta named after Kenya?

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Is there a town named Hawaii in Kenya?

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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


What bodies of water border Kenya?

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Kenya is named after?

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When was Kenya established?

Kenya was created in 1920 from the British East Africa Protectorate and named after its main mountain. It was granted independence by Britain on Dec 12th 1963.


Does Barack Obama have a spouse and kids in Kenya?

Certainly not true for President Obama. His father, also named Barack Obama, who is no longer living, did have a wife and children in Kenya.


Where do the Maasai Mara live?

The Maasai Mara is a large game reserve located in Kenya. The reserve is named after the Maasai people who inhabit southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania.


Was Kenya a colony or protectorate?

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Is there a town in Kenya named Hawaii?

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Who did Barack Obama get his name from?

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What large lake named for an English queen is located on the equator on the border between Kenya?

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Is there a place in Kenya named Hawaii?

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How was Kenya named?

Kenya's NameKenya - a wonderful sounding word 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 (yes, Africa does have snow capped peaks). 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 to pronounce Kirinyaga correctly.When one hears the name "Kenya," there are images of the savannas, animals, safari trips, the Rift Valley, the Indian Ocean coastline and Lake Victoria but Kenya is over (2003 estimate) 30 million people of various ethnic groups (47) and backgrounds and without having met the people of Kenya, one has not seen the real, living Kenya.This place was not named after Jomo Kenyatta, which was the first ever president of Kenya.


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Bella currently sponsors a child named Lydia Kanini Kiio in Kibwezi, Kenya.