Kenya's History

Nationalism in Kenya

The Mau Mau was a secret society group which operated from 1952-1960. The Mau Mau were a group of Kenyans that fought to bring independence to Kenya. The British were fighting the Mau Mau, and had mostly conquered them by 1954. The British realized that what they wanted was independence, and eventually gave the democratic elections. For their first election they elected Jomo Kenyatta as their first president in 1963. Once again Kenya was independent.