Mzee Jomo Kenyatta
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Kenya’s first loan from the US was stalked by same concerns as today

What you need to know:

  • There are those like Machakos constituency representative George Nthenge who felt building African houses around Kariokor wasn’t wasteful. 
  • Others like Mr Mohamed Jahazi, the Temporary Member for Mombasa West, wanted the Mombasa-Nairobi road given first priority.

March 13, 1963. Kenya’s Legislative Council (Legco) debates a proposed law to facilitate borrowing from the United States. 


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