Kenya: History

  1. 1830s

    Omani Arabs control the Kenyan coast.

  2. 1895

    The British East African Protectorate is established in present-day Kenya.

  3. 1920

    Kenya is made a crown colony of Britain.

  4. 1964

    The Republic of Kenya is formed after independence is gained in 1963.

  5. 2006

    Kenya signs a contract with China that permits China to prospect for oil off the Kenyan coast.

  6. 2011

    East Africa is hit by the worst drought in 60 years.


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