Profession: Founding Father of Kenya
Why Famous: Founding father of the Kenyan nation.
- 1953-04-08 Jomo Kenyatta convicted of involvement with the Mau Mau rebellion and sentenced to 7 years jail in Kenya
- 1961-08-21 Kenyan political activist Jomo Kenyatta released from jail after 9 years. Imprisoned during 1952 Mau Mau rebellion with other nationalist leaders by British authorities
- 1963-05-27 Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st Prime Minister of Kenya
- 1964-06-01 Kenya becomes a republic with Jomo Kenyatta as its 1st President
- 1978-10-10 Daniel Arap Moi succeeds Jomo Kenyatta as President of Kenya