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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Video of the Week - The Life and Times of Jomo Kenyatta

The day before last, Kenyans were celebrating Jamhuri Day.
On this day half a century ago, Kenya became a republic. One year before on December 12, 1963, Kenya had gained full independence from Britain, having first attained internal self-rule on June 01, 1963. The latter date is celebrated as Madaraka Day.

Jomo Kenyatta is the man who became the first President of independent Kenya. Before this, he had been Kenya's first Prime Minister from 1963 to 1964.

How much do you know about the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta?
Today, we share two television features that tell Kenyatta's story.


In June last year, CCTV Africa put together this feature about Kenya's first president, who was in office from independence in 1963 until his death in 1978. The feature is aptly titled Jomo Kenyatta: The founding father of Kenya.






The Nation Media Group's NTV, had earlier on produced this great documentary about Jomo Kenyatta in August 2010. Meet Jomo Kenyatta presents aspects of the late President's life that some may not be too familiar with. Watch it below:




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Once again, Joseph Kamaru accentuates today's weekly video with a song that rekindles memories of the struggle for Independence in Kenya. Thankfully, it is a struggle which was ultimately won in spite of great suffering and untold anguish.






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