Kakamega National park, Lake Nakuru National park, Lake Naivisha and Hells Gate National park, Nairobi, Masai Mara, Amboseli National Park, Tsavo West National Park, Tsavo East National Park, Nairobi, Mount Kenya National Park, Samburu National Reserve, Lake Turkana, Marsabit National Park, Moyale (border crossing).
Kakamega Forest Reserve, Lake Baringa, Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru National park, Lake Naivisha, Hells Gate National park, Nairobi, Masai Mara, Nairobi, Amboseli NP, Tsavo West, Tsavo East, Nairobi, Mt. Kenya/Lapikia plateau (Kisima Farm), Samburu & Buffalo Spring NP, Marsabit, Lake Turkana, Marsabit, Moyale (border crossing).
The colonial history of Kenya dates from the establishment of a German protectorate over the Sultan of Zanzibar's coastal possessions in 1885, followed by the arrival of the Imperial British East Africa Company in 1888. Incipient imperial rivalry was forestalled when Germany handed its coastal holdings to Britain in 1890. This was followed by the building of the Kenya–Uganda railway passing through the country. While building the railway through Tsavo, a number of the Indian railway workers and local African labourers were attacked by two lions known as the Tsavo maneaters. A still to be taken into service railway with a large inland terminal has been build next to the original Tsavo track between Nairobi to Mombasa and, hopefully, will relieve the highway of all the trucks soon…
During the early part of the 20th century, the interior central highlands were settled by British and other European farmers, who became wealthy farming coffee and tea. By the 1930s, approximately 30,000 white settlers lived in the area and gained a political voice because of their contribution to the market economy. We saw that during this time a lot of forests have been deforested in favour for tea plantations, especially around the area of Kakamega and Kericho.
Throughout World War II, Kenya was an important source of manpower and agriculture for the United Kingdom. Kenya itself was the site of fighting between Allied forces and Italian troops in 1940–41 when Italian forces invaded.
During the 1950’s Kenya was in a state of emergency arising from the Mau Mau rebellion against British rule. The governor requested and obtained British and African troops, including the King's African Rifles. The British began counter-insurgency operations. In May 1953, General Sir George Erskine took charge as commander-in-chief of the colony's armed forces, with the personal backing of Winston Churchill.
The Colony of Kenya and the Protectorate of Kenya each came to an end on 12 December 1963 with independence being conferred on all of Kenya. The United Kingdom ceded sovereignty over the Colony of Kenya. The Sultan of Zanzibar agreed that simultaneous with independence for the Colony of Kenya, the Sultan would cease to have sovereignty over the Protectorate of Kenya so that all of Kenya would be one sovereign, independent state. And in 1964 the Republic of Kenya was proclaimed, and Jomo Kenyatta became Kenya's first president.
He ruled Kenya until his death in 1978 when Daniel arap Moi became President. Daniel arap Moi retained the Presidency, being unopposed in elections held in 1979, 1983 and 1988, all of which were held under the single party constitution. The 1983 elections were held a year early, and were a direct result of an abortive military coup attempt on 2 August 1982. Under his rule the one party system was abolished and in democratic, multiparty elections in 1992 and 1997, he won re-election.
In 2002, Moi was constitutionally barred from running, and Mwai Kibaki, running for the opposition coalition "National Rainbow Coalition was elected President. Reports announced that the elections were judged free and fair by local and international observers, and seemed to mark a turning point in Kenya's democratic evolution. He stayed in office until 2013 when he handed over to his successor Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of the first president of Kenya. Kenyatta won the election in 2013. In august 2017 new elections will be held in Kenya and even though still six months away the country already seems to be under the spell of political propaganda.