Jomo Kenyatta & African Union
Jomo Kenyatta[pron.] (1894 – 22 August 1978) served as the first Prime Minister (1963–1964) and President (1964–1978) of Kenya. The African Union (abbreviated AU in English, and UA in its other official languages) is a union consisting of 54 African states. /5
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The "United States of Africa" was mentioned first by Marcus Garvey in his poem 'Hail, United States of Africa' in 1924. Garvey's ideas deeply influenced the birth of the Pan-Africanist movement which culminated in 1945 with the Fifth Pan-African Congress in Manchester, United Kingdom, attended by W. E. B. Du Bois, Patrice Lumumba, George Padmore, Jomo Kenyatta, Dudley Thompson, and Kwame Nkrumah. Later, Nkrumah and Haile Selassie took the idea forward to form the 37 nation Organisation of African Unity, the precursor of the African Union. The idea of a multinational unifying African state was noted in the French publication Le Monde diplomatique as a successor to the medieval African empires: the Ethiopian Empire, the Ghana Empire, the Mali Empire, the Songhai Empire, the Benin Empire, the Kanem Empire, and other historic nation states On 9.9.1999, the Heads of State and Government of the Organisation of African Unity issued a Declaration (the Sirte Declaration) calling for the establishment of an African ...
Here is the speech of the |Coward Jomo Kenyatta denouncing Maumau in Jomo Kenyatta: The Kenya Africa Union is Not the Mau Mau. Speech at the Kenya African Union Meeting at Nyeri, July 26, 1952 . . . K.A.U. is not a fighting union that uses fists and weapons. If any of you here think that force is good, I do not agree with you: remember the old saying that he who is hit with a rungu returns, but he who is bit with justice never comes back. I do not want people to accuse us falsely-that we steal and that we are Mau Mau. I pray to you that we join hands for freedom and freedom means abolishing criminality. Beer harms us and those who drink it do us harm and they may be the so-called Mau Mau. Whatever grievances we have, let us air them here in the open. The criminal does not ,want freedom and land-he wants to line his own pocket. Let us therefore demand our rights justly. The British Government has discussed the land problem in Kenya and we hope to have a Royal Commission to this country to look into the la ...
BROTHERHOOD President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday termed the abrupt change of leadership in Egypt by the military as a “grave concern” for democracy. Read ( Egypt's Morsi, aides detained in military facility ) Addressing journalists in Nairobi, Mr Kenyatta condemned the incident in which President Mohammed Morsy was overthrown by the army and said his government would take the position of the African Union (AU) on coups in member states. “The African Union has a very clear position on coup d’états. We did have an elected government; elected through a democratic process,” he said. Later, Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which the government criticised the coup and issued a travel advisory to Egypt.
Kenya: Raila Tells Off the AU Over Hague By Timothy Kaberia, 20 June 2013 FORMER Prime Minister Raila Odinga has dismissed the "hardline" position over the ICC adopted by the African Union last month as an exercise in futility . He said that the anti-ICC crusade led by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is misplaced because "Africa must stop passing the buck and take responsibility for its own peace and development." Raila was speaking on Tuesday at the Woodrow Wilson Center in downtown Washington DC flanked by retired US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson and Kenyan ambassador Elkanah Odembo. Raila accused Museveni of wasting time on "mundane" issues instead of focusing on apprehending the Lords Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony and handing him over to the ICC. Raila said that African leaders should instead come up with strategies to help the continent achieve its economic dreams. He said that the continent had abundant resources and only needed proper leadership to make it c ...
as we celebrating the university show tommorow, lets not forget our belove country kenya as they celebrate madaraka day today. On June 1, 1963, Kenya became a self-governing country when Jomo Kenyatta,the head of the Kenya African National Union (KANU), became the first Prime Minister.
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga: Arguably the father of opposition politics in the country he was arrested in the biggest crackdown by the colonialists on Mau Mau and Kenya African Union leadership. He is credited with refusing an approach from the colonialists to form a government until Jomo Kenyatta was released from prison.
Between 1958 and 1963 the nation/class struggle grew bigger in Africa and around the world. During this period, 17 countries in Africa won their independence and 1960 was proclaimed the Year of Africa. On May 25, 1963, 31 African leaders convened a summit meeting to found the Organization of African Unity (OAU). They renamed Africa Freedom Day as “African Liberation Day" and changed its date to May 25. The founding date of the OAU is also referred to as “Africa Day”. In an attempt to revamp the organization,in July 2002 the African Union was formed. We at EVE celebrate Pan Africanism and remember and salute our African Heros,Kwame Nkrumah,Julius Nyerere,S.L Akintola,Du Bois,Haile Selasie,Jomo Kenyatta,Wallace Johnson,Ralph Armattoe,Patrice Lumumba,Oliver Tambo,John Garang,Nelson Mandela,Thabo Mbeki,Kofi Anan,Bishop Desmond Tutu,Hellen Johnson Sirleaf,Joyce Banda. THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES to free Africa from the colonialism of poverty and bring prosperity and equality to all.Long live Pan Africanism,Lo ...
His Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie was the visionary leader and main architect in establishing the African Union (formerly known as Organization of...
Time to start mobilizing for the 50 Anniversary of the Founding of the Organization of African Union (OAU) May 25, 2013! Those who fail to plan, plan to fail and Jah seh: Failure is NOT an Option! Let's stand tall on the Shoulders of these Founding Fathers mobilized by the Power of the Trinity Himself, Emperor Haile Selassie I!
We have really come from far,I salute all the heros who have given out their lives ,suffered loss and torture both in the hands of colonialists and unpopular governments so that I can live in THE KENYA TODAY.ALL THE CREDIT MASHUJAA WANGU..! 1944: Kenyan African Union (KAU) formed to campaign for independence. 1947: Jomo Kenyatta becomes KAU leader. 1947: The Mau Mau rebel movement is born. 1952: Mau Mau activities intensify. The colonial government declares a state of emergency. Kenyatta, Achieng Aneko and others are arrested. 1953: Kenyatta is sentenced to seven years imprisonment on charges of leading the Mau Mau. 1959: Kenyatta is released from prison. 1960: The state of emergency ends. Britain begins preparing Kenya for majority African rule. James Gichuru, Oginga Odinga and others form Kenya African National Union (KANU) 1963 June 1: Kenya achieves internal self-government (Madaraka) 1963 December 12: Kenya gains independence. Jomo Kenyatta becomes Prime Minister
The work of Marcus Garvey, Bob Marley, Kwame Nkrumah, Jomo Kenyatta and many others was inspired by the leadership and statesmanship exhibited by the “Lion of Judah.” Emperor Haile Selassie is also responsible for expanding the foreign bases of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and promoted literacy and advancement within Ethiopia and the African continent. As a founding father of the Organization of African Unity, now African Union, he was a resounding pillar to the sovereignty of the continent.
1978: 'The light of Kenya' Jomo Kenyatta spent most of his life campaigning for Kenya's independence. His efforts cost him seven years in prison when he was convicted - in a trial now generally regarded as rigged - of being a member of the rebel Mau Mau group by the British colonists in Kenya. But the African Union leader kept up his fight on his release in 1960 and finally led his country to independence in 1963. He was made president and remained in office until his death on 22 August 1978. Kenyatta - the name he adopted in the 1920s - is Swahili for "the light of Kenya" and he is widely seen as the founding father of the nation.
continuation from yest post.Mr. Njagi Gakunju, the CEO, AAR Health Services and Mr. Kihara Muttu, Vice-Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Kenya. Githi is home to Mr. Muhika Mutahi, the immediate former MP for Mukurweini  and Francis Maina Ndugire, the Director of Nyeri District co-operatives and former Chairman of the giant, but now defunct Mukurweini Coffee Farmers Co-operative Society. Benedetto Wamutitu was an early member of the nationalist organization - the Kenya African Union (KAU) - alongside Jomo Kenyatta and others in the 1940's. Waruhiu Itote, also known as General China, a Mau Mau leader was from Mukurwe-ini. It is worth noting here that some of the most fierce Mau Mau fighting took place in Mukurweini (especially on the southern borders with Murang'a District between 1953 and 1956). Two clerics are noteworthy for their early religious and educational contributions since the 1930's and 40's in Mukurweni: Reverend James Wanjii Gakunju and Reverend John Kagai (father to Lucy ...
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