||Kenya gains Independence from the British
||Kenya becomes a republic. Kenyatta becomes the
1st president. Oginga Odinga the 1st Vice President
||Vice President Oginga Odinga leaves KANU to
||Popular minister Tom Mboya is murdered sparking
ethnic tension. KPU is banned
||A plan to overthrow president Kenyatta is
foiled by president Nyerere of Tanzania
||Minister Ronald Ngala dies in a road accident.
The death is considered suspicious by many
||Jomo Kenyatta is re-elected president
||Popular politician JM Kariuki is murdered. The
hand of the government is suspected
||President Kenyatta dies in Mombasa. Daniel Arap
Moi becomes president
||June - Kenya is declared a one party state by
||August - Daniel Arap Moi survives an attempted
coup led by Army private Hezekiah Ochuka
||Popular foreign minister Robert Ouko is
murdered under suspicious circumstances. The hand of the government is
||August - Forum for the Restoration of Democracy
(FORD) is formed by six opposition leaders, including Oginga Odinga.
Party outlawed and members arrested. Creditors suspend aid to Kenya amid
fierce international condemnation.
||December - President Moi and KANU yield to
external pressure and introduce a multi-party political system.
||Daniel arap Moi wins Kenya's first multi party
election against a divided opposition
||Daniel arap Moi wins the elections against a
badly divided opposition
||Mwai Kibaki is elected as president marking the
first time since Independence that KANU is not the ruling party
||The Draft constitution is rejected at the
referendum with 58% voting against it. A major blow to President Kibaki
||Mwai Kibaki is declared the winner in a
contentious elections. More than 1000 Kenyans loose their lives in the
||A new draft constitution is passed by a
majority of 68% votes in the referendum
||The ICC confirms charges against Uhuru
Kenyatta, William Ruto, Francis Muthaura and Police commisioner Hussein
||March: Uhuru Kenyatta, is declared the winner
of the presidential election with just over 50% of the vote. A challenge
to the results by his main rival, Prime Minister Raila Odinga, is
rejected by the Supreme Court.
||September: Somali terrorist group, Al Shabab
raid the Westgate mall in Nairobi, killing 74 civilians.