Snapshots of Kenya

The Assistant Minister for Commerce and Industry Mr Stanley Oloititip cuts sisal rope with a Somali sword to declare Waso-Kedong primary school open on August 5, 1965.

Mzee Jomo Kenyatta tries out his hand at a drum presented to him during a visit to Mazeras in August 1966 as Kwale North MP Robert Matano (left) and Coast PC Isaiah Mathenge look on.

President Jomo Kenyatta’s children, from left, Uhuru, Muhoho and Nyokabi in a 1967 picture.

Mama Ngina Kenyatta, wife of President Mzee Kenyatta (right) and Mrs Lena Moi, wife of Kenya’s Vice-President Daniel arap Moi are entertained by traditional dancers at State House during the 1967 Kenyatta Day celebrations.

Tom Mboya and Mwai Kibaki hug and jump up in joy after a Kanu victory over Kadu in the 1963 parliamentary elections. The results were announced at the Kaloleni Social Hall, Nairobi. On the right is Prime Minister Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.

A Traffic Police officer controls traffic in Nairobi in 1945, the year World War II ended in faraway Europe. Kenya Police officers below the top ranks did not wear trousers as uniforms until 1980.

Kenya African Democratic Union (KADU) leaders Justus ole Tipis (Left), Ronald Ngala and Daniel arap Moi at Embakasi Airport, Nairobi, in 1961 on their return from a session of the Lancaster House talks that created the Independence Constitution. Three years later they would disband KADU and join the Kenya African National Union (KANU), the first … Read more

Kaddu leaders Masinde Muliro (in glasses) and Ronald Ngala (in beaded cap) preside over the dissolution of their opposition party to join the governing KANU in 1964


Ugandan dictator ldi Amin Dada (second left) is escorted by Kenyan President Jomo Kenyatta and Vice President Daniel Moi on one of his last visits to Kenya in the late 1970s. At far right is Finance Minister Mwai Kibaki, now President of the Republic.


The Prime Minister of Kenya Mr Jomo Kenyatta after being presented with a colobus monkey and leopard skin cloak by a Nandi elder at the Independence Stadium in December 1963. With him is the Secretary of State Mr Duncan Sandys (left) and Minister for home affairs Oginga Odinga (right)