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Brief History of Kenya. Case Presentation by Francis & Lianne Kagunda January 18, 2008. Kenya and Pre-History. Great Rift Valley considered to be the cradle of mankind passes through Kenya Archaeological digs by the Leaky family Homo habilis and Homo erectus discovered in Kenya.

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Brief History of Kenya

Case Presentation

by

Francis & Lianne Kagunda

January 18, 2008


Kenya and Pre-History

  • Great Rift Valley considered to be the cradle of mankind passes through Kenya

  • Archaeological digs by the Leaky family

    • Homo habilis and Homo erectus discovered in Kenya


Historic Highlights

  • Bantu and Maasai Migration

  • Zenj States and the Portoguese

  • The Omani Dynasty

  • British rule

  • The Kikuyu revolt

  • Independent Kenya 1963+


Contemporary Kenya

  • Jomo Kenyatta

  • Geographical boundaries

  • Neighbours

  • Kenya civics

    • The government

    • The jungle


Cornerstones of Kenya

  • Diverse cultures – threatened by divisive politics

  • Agriculture – Coffee and Tea exports

    • Small scale farming and farm fresh produce

  • Tourism – the habitat and strategic position in the continent

    • Flora and fauna wonders – wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara


History in the making

  • Technology bridging physically inaccessible areas

  • Corruption and poverty levels high – overwhelming to would-be investors

  • Cooperation projects with developed nations

  • Ripple effect (Lianne & Francis)


Conclusion and Remarks

  • Change is inevitable – we are all agents

  • Share information

  • Blog about ideas

  • Exotic travel to Kenya

  • Hakuna Matata

  • Francis and Lianne visit to Kenya 2007


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