1952-1978

Mzee Jomo Kenyatta is sworn in as Prime Minister of Kenya on June 1, 1963 on Coronation Road (present-day Harambee Avenue) in Nairobi. Photo/FILE

April 1953: Suspected Mau Mau fighters are taken to Githunguri court and accused of leading an uprising against British colonial rule.

October 1952: British Government declares a state of emergency.

February 8, 1952: Queen Elizabeth II of England on arrival from Kenya. She was staying at Treetops hotel in Nyeri when she heard news of her father's death.

1956: Field Marshall” Dedan Kimathi is shot, wounded and captured.

1958: Jaramogi Oginga Odinga asks questions in the Legco about Mzee Jomo Kenyatta in prison.

April 14, 1959: Jomo Kenyatta is detained at Maralal.

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