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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