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Kenyatta, Jomo (1891?–1978) First prime minister and president of independent Kenya 

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Melvin E. PageMelvin E. PAGE

Jomo Kenyatta became the first president of the Republic of Kenya in 1962. He is important in word history for his campaign against neocolonialism. Unlike more socialist-inclined African leaders, he advocated pro-Western policies of economic development, but he became a role model of younger African leaders for asserting the rights of African countries in the modern world. ...

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