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Kenyatta, Jomo(Encyclopedia)Kenyatta, Jomo j´m knyä´t [key], 1893?–1978, African political leader, first president of Kenya (1964–78). A Kikuyu, he was one of the earliest and best-known African nationalist leader...
Kenyatta, Uhuru Muigai(Encyclopedia)Kenyatta, Uhuru Muigai, 1961–, Kenyan politicial leader, son of Jomo Kenyatta. A Kikuyu, he entered politics in the 1990s, joining the Kenya African National Union (KANU) and ran unsuccessfully for ...
Mau Mau(Encyclopedia)Mau Mau mou´ mou [key], secret insurgent organization in Kenya, comprising mainly Kikuyu tribespeople. They were bound by oath to force the expulsion of white settlers from Kenya. In 1952 the Mau M...
Odinga, Oginga(Encyclopedia)Odinga, Oginga gn´gä dn´gä [key], 1911–94, Kenyan political leader. A Luo, he was active in the Kenyan independence movement and later became (1960) vice president of the Kenya African N...
Moi, Daniel Toroitich arap(Encyclopedia)Moi, Daniel Toroitich arap môy [key], 1924–2020, president of Kenya (1978–2002). First named to the legislature in 1955, he opposed Kikuyu and Luo dominance until he joined Kenya's first independ...
Kibaki, Mwai(Encyclopedia)Kibaki, Mwai (Emilio Mwai Kibaki), 1931–, Kenyan political leader. An economist educated at the London School of Economics, he was elected to Kenya's first parliament (1963) as a member of the Kenya...
Kikuyu(Encyclopedia)Kikuyu kkoo´yoo [key], Bantu-speaking people, numbering about 6 million, forming the largest tribal group in Kenya. The Kikuyu live in the highlands NE of Nairobi. Before the British conquest t...
Mboya, Thomas Joseph(Encyclopedia)Mboya, Thomas Joseph mboi´ [key], 1930–69, Kenyan political leader. The son of a Luo farmer, he was born in the white highlands of Kenya and educated at Roman Catholic mission schools. Early invo...
Abrahams, Peter(Encyclopedia)Abrahams, Peter, 1919–2017, South African novelist and journalist, b. Peter Henry Abrahams Deras. Though he lived mostly in exile, he exposed the injustices of the apartheid system and the politics ...
Du Bois, W. E. B.(Encyclopedia)Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt Du Bois)dbois´ [key], 1868–1963, American civil-rights leader and author, b. Great Barrington, Mass., grad. Harvard (B.A., 1890; M.A., 1891; Ph.D., 189...
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