Kenya has survived nearly five decades after the independence in 1963, as a functioning nation-state.
The land takes its name from a mountain by the same name and it was one of the British protectorates in East Africa from the year 1895 to the year 1920.
During the operation of the Mau Mau from 1952 until 1959, the land was sieged by emergency. The liberation movement was one of the inspiring movements in Africa.
It became a colony between 1920-1963. By then the land gained its independence and became a republic, with Jomo Kenyatta, the leader of the Mau Mau liberation movement, who became a legend, as a president.
The Mau Mau itself becomes inspirational for other movements in Africa and a symbol in patriotic songs, such as the Sudanese song poetry. This genre of songs is called the national song.
The Kenyan state existed with regular elections, its borders intact and without experiencing war or military rule. However, some observers and writers, such as Charles Hornsby, see that the independence of the land has always been circumscribed by its failure to transcend its colonial past.
They consider that the governments have failed to achieve adequate living conditions for most of its citizens; and its politics have been fraught with controversy, illustrated most recently by the post-election protests and violence in 2007.
They think that the decisions of the early years of independence accompanied with the acts of its leaders decades after decades since - Jomo Kenyatta, Tom Mboya and Oginga Odinga to Daniel arap Moi and Mwai Kibaki - have changed the country's path in unpredictable ways.
Although that is half the truth, but the governing styles from decade to decade were developed to bring democracy forward. Despite that the system was corrupted easily after Kenyatta.
Observers see according to this that the political elite's endless struggle for access to state resources has damaged Kenya's economy and the political exploitation of ethnicity still threatens the country's stability.
In this definitive new history and following Charles Hornsby we find him demonstrates how independent Kenya's politics have been dominated by a struggle to deliver security, impartiality, efficiency and growth.
He approaches how the legacies of the past have continued to undermine their achievement, making the long-term future of this land far from certain.
This is the site map 5 in the HOA Political Scene and as a site map it has some other pages to index below, so you could get to them easily and connect the dots between the Kenyan topics on the HOA Political Scene Blog.
Kenya Country Profile - hoa-politicalscene.com/kenya-country-profile.html: The first knowledge of every thing politics in this nation starts here at its profile, which includes description of the system, lines of historical and geographical matters and excerpts of economical growth.
Kenya's Political Scene - hoa-politicalscene.com/kenya-political-scene.html: Just from decade to decade, the political scene in this state jumps to the head of the news. Following up is very important. So, read what's available, or provide the late hit of the news to keep us updated. Thnaks.
Kenya's Political Problems - hoa-politicalscene.com/kenya-political-problems.html: What makes, or raises the political problems in this state? Are they results of one party system? Are they results of corruption? Are they consequences of religion problems?
In addition to the political issues in this state you may also be interested in exploring Kenya as a travel destination. See Kilimanjaro, Serengeti and The Massai and some movies shot in this state at TVCinemaApp.
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HOA PoliticalScene Site Map 8: Uganda
HOA PoliticalScene Site Map 9: Chad
HOA PoliticalScene Site Map 10: Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC
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HOA Political Scene Site Map 18: Write about Ethiopia
HOA Political Scene Site Map 19: Write about Kenya
HOA Political Scene Site Map 20: Write about Somalia
HOA Political Scene Site Map 21: Write about Sudan
HOA Political Scene Site Map 22: Write about Uganda
HOA Political Scene Site Map 23: Write about Chad
HOA Political Scene Site Map 24: Write about DRC
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HOA Political Scene Site Map 25: Readers Write Good
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The Eritrean Site Maps:
The primary site map 3 A, Eritrea
The primary site map 3 B, Eritrean Political Articles
The primary site map 3 C, Eritrean Forums Online
The primary site map 3 D, Eritreans Write Online
The primary site map 3 E, Eritreans Love Commentaries
The primary site map 3 F, Eritrean Political Comments
The primary site map 3 G, Eritrean Humanitarian Topics
The secondary site map 13 B, Eritrean Refugees
The secondary site map 17, Write about Eritrea
The Somali Site Maps:
Primary Site Map 6 A, Somalia and Somaliland
Primary Site Map 6 B, Somali Arabic Comments
Primary Site Map 6 C, Somali Political Articles
Primary Site Map 6 D, Somali Political Forums
Primary Site Map 6 E, Somali Political Comments
Secondary Site Map 20, Write about Somalia
The Sudanese Primary Site Maps:
Primary Site Map 7 A, Sudan and South Sudan
Primary Site Map 7 B, Sudanese Political Articles
Primary Site Map 7 C, Sudanese Arabic Political Articles
Primary Site Map 7 D, Sudanese Economical Forums
Primary Site Map 7 E, Sudanese Cultural Forums
Primary Site Map 7 F, Sudanese Forum
Primary Site Map 7 G, Sudanese Forums
Primary Site Map 7 H, Sudanese Regional Politics
The Sudanese Secondary Site Maps:
Secondary Site Map 21 A, Write about Sudan
Secondary Site Map 21 B, Comments on Sudan
Secondary Site Map 21 C, Sudan Online
Secondary Site Map 21 D, Sudanese Online
Secondary Site Map 21 E, Sudanese Regime’s Political Crimes
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