Kenya Colonial Records

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German Protectorate (1885-1888)[edit | edit source]

The colonization of Kenya began with Germany instituting a protectorate over the Sultan of Zanzibar's coastal possessions in 1885. When the Imperial British East Africa Company arrived in 1888, war was prevented when Germany ceded its coastal holdings to Britain in 1890. [1]

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British Colonization (1888-1963)[edit | edit source]

Kenya became a free country in 1963. In 1964, Kenya became a republic and was renamed the Republic of Kenya. The official languages are English and Swahili. [2]


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Kenya," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya#British_Kenya_(1888%E2%80%931962), accessed 22 July 2019.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Kenya," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya#British_Kenya_(1888%E2%80%931962), accessed 22 July 2019.