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The Journey of Kenya From Imperial Colonial Rule To Gaining Independence And Becoming a Republic

Jamhuri Day, also called Independence Day, is one of the most crucial nationwide festivals in Kenya, commemorated on December 12. The holiday formally captions the period of the country’s acknowledgment in 1964 into the Commonwealth as a Republic and seizes its name from the Swahili word jamhuri (“republic”); December 12 is also the time when Kenya attained its independence from Great Britain in 1963. Jamhuri Day is commemorated on Monday, December 12, 2022.

Under British statute since the late 19th century, Kenya officially came to be a British nation in 1920. The colonial government rejected African needs for an enormous position in the political strategy, and it was not until 1944 that an African was encompassed in the colony’s congress. Debates over land and cultural beliefs began again, nonetheless, and the campaign against Imperial colonial statute thrived, culminating in the Mau Mau rebellions in the 1950s, during which the country was plummeted into a state of emergency through most of the decade. Africans amassed some social and economic accommodations as an outcome of the rebellions, and African political participation improved in the early 1960s. Kenya attained independence on Dec. 12, 1963, and came to be a republic a year later, with Jomo Kenyatta as its president.

Because Jamhuri Day has such ancient importance, almost every Kenyan commemorates the festival to some degree. Festivities include meals, political conversations, processions, and dancing.

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